Digital Media Scholarships

InfoComm International - Outside Scholarship

Deadline: February 29, 2016

InfoComm International established the International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) to address the industry's need for a high-quality workforce. The ICIF is accepting scholarship applications for the Michael Vergauwen Scholarship.

The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to dependents of employees or employees of InfoComm member organizations.

  • Criteria - To be considered for the ICIF scholarship, applicants must:
    • Be a spouse, child, stepchild or grandchild of an employee of an InfoComm member organization or a member (group or affiliate) of InfoComm in good standing at the time of application
    • Be third or fourth year students of four-year degrees, second year students of two-year degree programs or graduate school candidates
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) verified by a transcript from college attended
    • Provide the most current and available college transcripts
    • Assure that transcripts are official transcripts sent directly from each school attended to ICIF
    • Must provide two letters of recommendation: - A recommendation from a college faculty or administrator on letterhead; and a recommendation from a current/previous employer on letterhead. Students who have not been employed and are unable to furnish a letter from a current/previous employer must furnish an additional letter of recommendation from a college faculty or administrator.
    • Students must be majoring in audiovisual-related fields, such as audio, video, audiovisual, radio/television/film or another major related to careers in the audiovisual industry at an accredited post-secondary institution as a full-time or substantial part-time (minimum 9 credit hours) student where the student plans to complete his or her degree. (Please note that students in other majors may be considered, provided they can demonstrate a relationship to career goals in the audiovisual industry.
    • Applicants’ experience will support their desire to work in the AV industry. Evidence of completing AV-related courses offered by InfoComm or other educational providers, internships or jobs in the AV industry, attendance at the InfoComm show, or other direct AV experience must be provided with this application.
    For more information, please visit the InfoComm International website.

    Lagrant Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    The LAGRANT Foundation's mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career & professional development workshops, mentors and internships to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to open the proverbial door for minorities by providing the necessary resources and tools not commonly available to many minorities entering the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations.

    Undergraduate students (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!)

  • Criteria:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
    • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
    • Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA
    • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
    • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2016
    • Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.
    For more information, please visit the LaGrant Foundation website.

    National Press Photographers Foundation Inc. - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    Founded in 1946, The NPPA continues to attract the best in news photography, video and multimedia. It is this professional diversity that sets the NPPA apart from other organizations.

    NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.

  • Applicants must:
    • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies.
    • Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.
    • Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies.
    • Explain financial need.
    • Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate.
    • Applicants must have shot and edited all stories submitted for consideration.
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who knows your work is required.
    For more information, please visit the National Press Photographers Foundation website.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    Are you planning on being a food photographer? Or how about a graphic artist or illustrator for the food industry?

    IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice industry. This is a key requirement. The jobs below are examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:

    • Journalist specializing in foodservice or food and beverage
    • Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts
    • Consultant or freelance writer providing marketing communications services for food, beverage or foodservice clients
    • Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to foodservice, food or beverage

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Foodservice studies: Culinary arts; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related
    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be a full-time college student enrolled as of March 15, 2016, working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. Students attending high school as of March 15, 2016 are not eligible.
    • Expected graduation date must be no earlier than January 1, 2017.
    • You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need.
    • An official transcript of your current or last year of study must be included with your application or sent directly from the institution.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or other foodservice or communications professional familiar with your skills must be included with your application.
    • Answer 3 short essay questions: 1. What would you consider to be your ideal job? 2. What skills and experiences do you have that you think would contribute well to a possible career in food/foodservice communications? 3. What has inspired you to pursue foodservice communications as a career?

    For more information, please visit the International Foodservice Editorial Council website.

    The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students studying television and film. Awards of up to $3500 are given to college juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need and professional potential.

  • To apply:
    • Print and complete the application.
    • Submit personal statement of no more than two pages which describes your goals and why you feel that furthering your education will help you accomplish these goals.
    • Submit at least 3 letters of recommendation.
    • Submit an official college transcript.

    For more information, please visit The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation website.

    Women in Animation Phyllis Craig Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2016

    WIA founding member Phyllis Craig was known throughout the animation industry for her commitment to young people interested in learning the art and techniques of animation. For many years, Phyllis spearheaded an internship program, and is responsible for helping countless “kids” fulfill their dreams of becoming animation industry professionals.

    Every year a $1000 scholarship is given to one deserving animation student.

  • Who May Apply:
    • The applicant must be a full or part-time student enrolled in an accredited animation program in the United States with a career goal of becoming an animation professional.
    • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a registered alien with the right to work in the United States.
  • Submissions Must Include:
    • A portfolio, reel, or web address to online portfolio. Portfolio artwork should be copied and reduced to 8.5 by 11”. Do not send originals.
    • A 500 word essay outlining educational and career goals. Essays should be typewritten.
    • One written recommendation from a teacher or mentor.
    • A copy of your Student Identification.
    • There is a $25 application fee for non-members
    • .
    For more information, please visit the Women in Animation website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2016

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students who reside or attend school in a CBC member district.

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Electronic Document Systems Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 2, 2016

    EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management and Graphic Communications marketplace.

    The career choices are very broad and include, but are not limited to, Computer Science & Engineering and Graphic & Media Communications (for example: graphic designer, art directors, illustrator, color scientist, print production, prepress imaging specialist, workflow specialist, document preparation, production and/or document distribution, content management, e-commerce; imaging science, printing, Web authoring, electronic publishing, archiving, security), and those students interested in Business.

  • Eligibility
    • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the Fall 2016 semester
    • International students may apply
  • Scholarship Preference
  • Preference is given to college-level juniors, seniors and advanced degree students pursuing a degree in the field of Document Management and Graphic Communications. Incoming freshmen and sophomores who can show interest, experience and/or commitment to the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Check-List
  • Your application must include the following:
    • Completed application
    • Cover Letter - Include a letter requesting consideration for the scholarship. (max length: 1 page)
    • Essays (two essay responses)
      1. 1. Technology and society have changed the Document Management and Graphic Communications industries. Briefly describe what you think has had the most significant impact on the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industry in the past year and why. (max length: 1 page)
        2. Describe how your college major, field(s) of study, and work experience or internships pertains to the Document Management and/or Graphic Communications industries. What are your career goals in the fields of Document Management and/or Graphic Communications? (max length: 1 page)
    • Activities & Work Experience
    • Official school-issued current transcript. A cumulative “B” average or grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required.
    • Recommendation Letters - Provide two (2) academic or professional recommendations from teachers, instructors, professors or colleagues.
    For more information, please visit the EDSF website.

    Sunoco Rewards Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    Creative Design Scholarship

    One of the ways that we communicate with our customers at our gas stations is through point-of-purchase (POP) signage.

    Two of our highly visible POP are the Perimeter Pole Sign (PPS) and the Pump Topper Sign (PTS). The PPS is placed in large frames along the exterior of our station lots. The PTS sits in a frame on every pump at many of our stations.

    As future graphic designers, we would like to see what type of creative concepts you can develop for our retail POP around our high quality fuels.

  • Objectives
    • - Reinforce brand awareness
    • - Emphasize our core competencies: high quality and high performance fuel
    • - Support our authentic position in Motor Sports

    Digital Marketing Scholarship

    With nearly 75% of adults in the United States using sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, it is no surprise that Social Media has become an integral part of brand marketing. Marketers around the world continue to grapple with how best to use these evolving networks to reach the markets where they operate daily.

    Digital Marketers are always looking for new tactics and platforms to help them connect and communicate with consumers. We would like to see a digital marketing campaign that could be implemented for Sunoco Racing.

  • Objectives
    • Build Sunoco brand awareness and educate communities about Sunoco's motorsports position as the official fuel of NASCAR, INDYCAR, and the NHRA.

    Each scholarship will be issued in one installment of $1000, to be applied to qualified academic expenses, including tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board. The funds will be sent directly to the accredited college as designated by the student.

  • To be eligible for the Sunoco Rewards Scholarship:
    • You must complete all of the required steps.
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the U.S.
    • You must be a graduating high school senior or a full-time college freshmen, sophomore or junior.
    • You cannot be a Sunoco employee or related to any Sunoco employees.
    • Only one submission per student is permitted.
    • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
    For more information, please visit the Sunoco website.

    Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation - Outside Competition

    Deadline: June 3, 2016

    The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation provides a direct connection to an extensive network of resources and information for and about today’s Graphic Communications industry. This invaluable tool is a gateway to cutting edge information about industry markets and trends, technology updates, education and career opportunities, breaking industry news – and more.

  • Student Design Competition - Infograph It!
  • An infographic is a graphic representation of a complex concept or data that is easily understandable at a glance.

    YOUR CHALLENGE: Design and create an engaging printed item incorporating an infographic that presents complex information quickly and clearly on a topic of your choice. The design must incorporate a reference, URL link or other, to the source of information on your topic. Choose a topic that interests you. For example: a social awareness issue, a surprising fact, a historical perspective, any captivating experience. Think about how you can condense information about the topic into a combination of images / text to quickly convey your topic.

    WHO CAN ENTER: All students who attend recognized secondary or post-secondary institutions in the continental United States who are studying in a graphic communications/printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media program.

    HOW TO ENTER: All student entries must be submitted by their instructor. Instructors may submit an unlimited number of entries; one entry per student.

    For more information, please visit the graphicCOMMcentral website.

    L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest - Outside Award

    L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new science fiction and fantasy artists worldwide. No entry fee is required. Entrants retain all publication rights. All judging by professional artists only. $1,500 in prizes each quarter. Quarterly winners compete for $5,000 additional annual prize!

    The Contest is open to entrants from all nations who are new and amateur artists and have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public.

    All themes of science fiction and fantasy illustrations are welcome: every entry is judged on its own merits only. No entry fee is required and all rights in the entry remain the property of the artist.

    For more information, please visit the L. Ron Hubbbard website.

    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund - Outside Scholarship

    The Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund offers grants 4 times each year to students who are enrolled full time in accredited and degree granting fine arts programs such as painting, sculpture, or photography. We cannot give grants to students in the performing arts, or other studies.

      Eligibility Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions on race, religion, gender, national origin, or age.
    • Citizenship: Scholarship recipients are required to be citizens of the United States of America.
    • Full time status: Students must send proof of full time enrollment in an art program (not performing arts) of an accredited, degree granting college or university in the United States of America.
    • Degree: Students may be at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree level.
    • Students are required to submit portfolios.
    • Minimum 2.5 grade point average.
      Grant Deadlines:
    • Fall: September grants, submit June 1-July 31
    • Winter: December grants, submit September 1-October 31
    • Spring: March grants, submit December 1-January 31
    • Summer: June grants, submit March 1-April 30

    You must be enrolled full-time when funding is received, or the funds will be returned to the Albert K. Murray Foundation.

    For application materials, or to ask questions contact Dr. Marion Gilliland, Ph. 740-796-4797, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.

    **We have had past winners of this scholarship!

    General Scholarships

    Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    The purpose of the Opportunity Scholarships is to provide assistance to women in undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational courses studying for a career other than the ordained ministry.

  • The applicant must:
    • be a citizen of the United States of America.
    • hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
    • be at least 21 years old.
    • have experienced an interruption in education of two or more years since completion of high school.
    • have clearly stated, attainable goals
    • be involved in Women of the ELCA
    For more information, please visit the Women of the ELCA website.

    Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    The Perceptions organization was formed in 2002 to provide educational programs, networking opportunities, and services for the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families, allies and their community at large.

    The scholarship will be awarded to a Michigan resident who has demonstrated a passion for promoting mutual respect and acceptance across borders of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

  • Qualifications
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Resident of any county within Michigan
    • High school senior, college student or non-traditional student
    • Pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree or vocational training
    • Demonstrated a commitment to promoting respect and acceptance of diversity across all borders including race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
    • Full- or part-time enrollment

    For more information, please visit the Saginaw Community Foundation website.

    Saginaw Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Founda­tion administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational stu­dents.

    There are many scholarships for students (high school, current undergraduates, and graduate students) from the Saginaw County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    United Advisory Scholarship Commission Scholarship - Louise Eaton Buck Art Scholarship

    Louise Eaton Buck was a great lover of art and the beautiful. She always strove to inspire that love in others and to awaken in them a deeper interest in the adornments of life and their surroundings and it was her wish to render material assistance to those who were striving to acquire greater proficiency and knowledge in the broad field of art and decoration.

    • Graduating senior from a Saginaw Public School
    • Pursuing a degree in fine arts, architecture or landscaping
    • Must reside in the Saginaw Public School District
    • Full-time enrollment
    James Gaertner & Anne Marks-Gaertner Fine Arts Scholarship
    • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
    • Graduating senior at Nouvel Catholic Central High School
    • Fine Arts participation at Nouvel Catholic Central High School (plays, concerts, art exhibits, etc.)
    • Enroll full-time in pursuit of an undergraduate degree
    • Pursuing at least 6 credit hours of Fine Arts classes in the first year of post-high school education.
    For more information, please visit the Saginaw Community Foundation website.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    Columbus Citizens Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    Most Italian-Americans have realized the dream of success their forefathers held for them: an education, a secure home, and the ability to provide for their families and those who are needy. However, education remains a critical issue in the lives of thousands of Italian-American students. We see the need for education firsthand. Among the applicants to our college scholarship program, many will be the first members of their families to receive a college degree.

  • Eligibility:
    • Students must be at least 25% Italian descent
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 (85% or B) or higher
    • Must be from a household where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per person
    • Only seniors in high school who will enter college as freshmen in fall are eligible to apply. Students who are already in college are NOT eligible for scholarships.
    • Student must attend a 4 year college full-time.
    For more information, please visit the Columbus Citizens Foundation website.

    Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program, awarded annually, provides financial assistance for post-high school education to the children as well as parents with custody or legal guardianship of surviving children of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone accidents, including mobile operations and the installation of roadway safety features.

  • All applicants will be judged by the following four criteria:
    • The applicant’s past academic performance record of high school grades. In the case of applicants already attending an institution of higher learning, their cumulative college grade point average and academic performance will be considered.
    • A written statement that explains the applicants reasons for wanting to continue his or her education.
    • The applicant’s demonstrated need for financial assistance for continuing education. The need for financial assistance will be based on a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
    • The views expressed in the letters of recommendation that are provided in support of the applicant’s nomination.

    An additional award of $1000 may be granted and this award is based solely on the applicant’s volunteer experiences and commitment to volunteerism.

    For more information, please visit the ATSSA website.

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

  • To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
  • •Be a graduating high school senior;
  • •Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States;
  • •Show leadership potential;
  • •Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • •Present evidence of financial need;
  • •Be a United States citizen;
  • •A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • •Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.
  • For more information, please visit The Jackie Robinson Foundation.

    AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 15, 2016

    As more and more families across America are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, many teenagers as well are becoming aware of this heartbreaking brain disease—from personal experiences in their own families, watching friends and neighbors, or involvement in community service.

    In a further effort to provide an outlet for teenagers to express their thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause, AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship—an annual $5,000 scholarship awarded to one deserving college-bound student, and $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships to the first and second runners-up, respectively. Additionally, seven $500 scholarships will be awarded for Honorable Mention.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • Must enter an accredited four-year college/university within 12 months of the scholarship deadline.
    • Be currently enrolled in a public, independent, parochial, military, home-school or other high school in the United States (if not currently enrolled, please explain extenuating circumstances).
    • Write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the following questions:
          How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?
          What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?
    For more information, please visit the AFA Teens website.

    Haworth - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 17, 2016

    Higher education scholarships can make a difference in fulfilling a student's dreams and career ambitions. Haworth offers a variety of scholarship opportunities each year to worthy students. It's one way we cultivate hope for our future, invest in our communities, and live out our values.

  • $2,000 Diversity Scholarship with Paid Internship Open to the public
  • Awarded to a minority. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Haworth defines a minority group as the following:

    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Black or African American
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native
    • Asian
    • Two or More Races

    The Diversity Scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000.00 along with the opportunity for a 12-week paid internship (40 hours/week).

  • ELIGIBILITY
    1. Applicant must be a currently enrolled college sophomore or junior at the time of application due date who is a member of one of the listed minority groups.
    2. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
    3. Applicant must be available for a 12 week internship (40 hours/week) beginning in May 2016 until August 2016 (preferably).
    4. Major area of study must be supported by Haworth’s core business function (e.g. Business, Design, Engineering, Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, etc.).
    5. Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
    6. The offer of an internship/employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of reference checks, a criminal background check, and the terms and conditions stated in our employment application. Additionally, the selected applicant may be required to complete a job-related medical exam. Haworth is an at-will employer.

  • $10,000 G.W. Haworth Scholarship, $5,000 Gerald B. Johanneson Scholarship, and $2,000 Haworth Scholarship Open to Dependents of Haworth Members
  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be an eligible dependent of a North American company member as defined by Haworth's Eligible Dependent Policy. See application.
    • Applicant must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater or Canadian equivalent of 77-79% or greater for the semester most recently completed.
    • Dependents of Haworth Officers are not eligible.
    • A candidate who has received two awards is no longer eligible to apply.
    For more information, please visit the Haworth website.

    **We have had winners of both scholarships!

    The Christophers’ Annual Poster Contest for High School Students - Outside Competition

    Deadline: February 17, 2016

    A nonprofit organization founded in 1945, The Christophers uses the media to spread two basic ideas: There’s nobody like you, and you can make a difference. This message, based on the concept of service to God and all humanity, is addressed to people of all faiths and of no particular faith. The Christopher motto is: “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

    Students in Grades 9 through 12 are invited to interpret our theme “One Person Can Make A Difference” in an original poster.

  • PRIZES:
  • 1st Prize – $1,000
  • 2nd Prize – $500
  • 3rd Prize – $250
  • Plus up to five Honorable Mention prizes of $100 each
  • Posters must include the statement “You can make a difference” and illustrate the idea that one person can change the world for the better.

    For more information, please visit the The Christophers website.

    Gordon A Rich Memorial Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 17, 2016

    The Gordon A. Rich Memorial Foundation (“GAR”) was created to honor the memory of Gordon Rich. Gordon was an individual of extraordinary talent, energy and persistence with a passion for life. He was extremely bright, hard working, a superb athlete, an accomplished pianist, a master chef and wine connoisseur, an advisor to corporations and their leaders and a loving father and husband. His effusive personality combined with a genuine interest in the well being of others yielded him a plethora of friends from all walks of life.

  • Requirements:
    • Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application).
    • Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
    • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
    • Students must demonstrate financial need.
    • Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.
  • Applications will require:
    • Applicant Data
    • Parent/Guardian Information
    • Applicant Appraisal to be completed by a high school counselor or a teacher from your junior or senior year
    • An essay response (500 words or less) Drawing on your own interests, accomplishments and experiences, tell how you’ve embodied the passion, spirit and ideals exemplified in the life of Gordon Rich. (Information about Mr. Rich is available on the Gordon A. Rich website)
    • An official transcript of grades from each school attended
    • Cumulative GPA
    • Standardized test scores (SAT I or ACT)
    For more information, please visit the Gordon Rich Memorial Foundation website.

    The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 19, 2016

    Our Spirit of Anne Frank Awards are given out each year to students, teachers and citizens who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in combating intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their communities. We offer these awards to those who carry on Anne Frank’s message and legacy of hope, courage, peace, justice and equality.

  • Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship Award
  • Students applying for this scholarship must exhibit extraordinary leadership in their schools and communities and a meaningful effort to address issues of social justice. This interest and involvement should be exhibited by a student spearheading organizations, programs or events that address issues of intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their communities.

    • The Scholarships are available to high school seniors in the United States who will be attending a four year college in fall of 2016.
    • Students must submit a 1,000-word personal essay and two letters of recommendation.
    • The application must be completed online.
    For more information, please visit the Anne Frank Center website.

    Vegetarian Resource Group - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 20, 2016

    The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. We have been helping health professionals, food services, businesses, educators, students, vegans, and vegetarians since 1982.

    Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

    One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2016. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

    For more information, please visit the Vegetarian Resource Group website.

    Community Foundation of Monroe County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 21, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Monroe County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    Brent Ansted Memorial Scholarship Fund endowed by the Ansted and Uller family to provide scholarships to graduating Seniors of Bedford High School pursuing a degree in the Liberal Arts anywhere within the US. Preference will be given to those students pursuing the following fields: Computer Design, Graphic Design, Culinary Arts, Photography and Music. A sample portfolio should be included with the essay.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of Monroe County website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 23, 2016

    The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 scholarship program. More than $248,250 will be awarded to young members of the Association. Winners are chosen by a committee of impartial judges from the educational field based on the following criteria:

    • Academic standing - 40%
    • Church/community service value - 30%
    • School involvement / essay - 30%

    Eligibility: An eligible candidate shall be a member of good standing with the Association for at least three years prior to date of scholarship application and hold one of the following policies in his or her own name: a $1,000 minimum permanent life insurance certificate; a $5,000 minimum term certificate; or a $100 minimum annuity certificate. Such membership standing shall be verified from the records of the Home Office.

    The Award must be used toward tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year. If the recipient receives full tuition funding from a governmental or other source, she/he will not be eligible to receive an FCSLA Award.

    For more information, please visit the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association website.

    World of 7 Billion - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 25, 2016

    Population Education, a program of Population Connection, is the only national program with a strong emphasis on curriculum and professional development for K-12 educators that focuses on human population issues. Since 1975, the program has developed age-appropriate curricula to complement students’ science and social science instruction about human population trends and their impacts on natural resources, environmental quality and human well-being.

    Create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges.

    • Deforestation - erosion, clearing for agriculture/pasture, impacts on climate, biodiversity or habitat loss
    • Public Health - spread of communicable disease, air quality, sanitation, maternal/reproductive health
    • Water Scarcity - aquifer depletion, water conflicts, pollution, impact on girls’ education, irrigation

    All videos must include how population growth impacts the issue and at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

  • Who can enter?
  • All students, grades 6-12 worldwide are eligible to participate and win.

    For more information, please visit the World of 7 Billion website.

    Michigan Education Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 25, 2016

    The Michigan Education Association is an organization dedicated to the principles of public education, advancement of quality education, and security of the rights of education employees.

    The amount and number of scholarships offered each year shall be determined by the trustees of the MEA Scholarship Fund. Such scholarships may be offered on a renewal basis limited to four times in a five-year period.

  • Eligibility
    • Dependent of MEA member in good standing or MEA-Retired member.
    • Graduate of a Michigan public high school or private high school that has an MEA bargaining unit.
    • Will attend or is currently an undergraduate student of a Michigan public community/junior college, four-year degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a degree, certification or license. Those attending the following private institutions ONLY are also eligible: Baker College-Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit–Mercy; Davenport University-Eastern Region Campus; Adrian College; Finlandia University; Albion College; and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. (The aforementioned private institutions are existing local MEA affiliates.)
    • Note: Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible. (A child of an MEA, MESSA or MEA-FS staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member.)
    • The scholarship will not be awarded for the purpose of working on a post-baccalaureate degree.
  • Criteria Of Award
  • The general criteria for awarding the scholarship includes: academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and school and community service, and students from lower income households.

    Scholarship determination will be made strictly on the merit of the applicant’s performance against the above criteria. The selection and award of scholarships is a nondiscriminatory process.

    For more information, please visit the Michigan Education Association website.

    Annual Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 25, 2016

    The Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest from the Gallery Collection is open to high school, college, and graduate students. Applicants are asked to design the front of a greeting card that could be sold as an actual card in their line. Designs may consist of original photographs, artwork, and/or computer graphics. The student with the winning design will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and his or her design will be made into a greeting card to be sold on their website.

    This contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, as well as American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. International students who have a student visa to attend school in the United States are considered legal residents and eligible.

    If you are an eligible student interested in entering this scholarship contest, please take a look at the cards they currently sell on their site to get a better idea of what kind of designs the judges will be looking for. They sell holiday cards and all occasion cards, so you can design a Christmas card, a generic happy holidays card, a seasons greetings card, or a card ranging from birthday to thank you to get well soon. Be sure to read through the scholarship rules and guidelines so that you are well-acquainted with the criteria for this scholarship contest.

    For more information, please visit The Gallery Collection website.

    Lenawee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 26, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Lenawee County. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Madison Art Scholarship
  • Madison School District is pleased to offer this $500 scholarship to a graduating senior of Madison High School, who is involved with the performing or visual arts. The scholarship is non-renewable.

    • Be a graduating senior of Madison High School.
    • Be accepted at a college or university.
    • Have a GPA of 2.5 or above
    • Be involved in the Performing or Visual Arts while in high school. Preference will be given to candidates entering college as a Performing or Visual Arts major.
  • Maurice & Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation Arts Scholarship
  • The Maurice and Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation Arts Scholarship will award $2,000 for a student studying writing, music, painting, theater, dance, or other arts-related field. Renewable up to four years if you apply for a renewal and meet the eligibility requirements each year.

    • Lenawee County graduate or graduating senior from public or private high school
    • Must be accepted for attendance at an accredited community college or baccalaureate degree-granting institution of higher education.
    • Must provide two letters of recommendation from anyone except a family member.
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    For more information, please visit the Lenawee County Education Foundation website.

    EOD Warrior Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 26, 2016

    The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial.

    EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the disarming and disposal of bombs. EOD technicians are highly-trained military members serving in the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force who are responsible for disarming, rendering safe and disposing bombs. The EOD profession is one of the most dangerous occupations in the military.

  • Eligibility
    • Applicants must be the child, stepchild, spouse, or grandchild, or other DoD recognized dependent of a graduate of NAVSCOLEOD.
    • No applicant will be awarded more than 4 scholarships.
    • Children or DOD recognized dependents must be 23 years or younger.
    • There is no age limit for spouses.
    • NAVSCOLEOD graduates are not eligible for scholarship awards.
    • Active Duty service members are not eligible for scholarship awards, regardless of their relationship to NAVSCOLEOD graduates.
    • Service Academy Cadets are not eligible to receive EODWF Scholarships as they are considered to be on active duty. Students may apply in case they are not accepted or decide not to attend a Service Academy.
    • Scholarships will only be granted for initial 2 year or 4 year regionally accredited degree programs.
    • Graduate and professional degree programs are not eligible.
    For more information, please visit the EOD Warrior Foundation website.

    Lowell Arts Council - West Michigan Regional Art Competition - Outside Award

    Deadline: February 27, 2016

    The 30th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition (March 4 - April 16) highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists. This year’s distinguished juror is Caitlín Doherty, Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum MSU. Pieces are selected in all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older who reside in a 15 county region. Cash awards are presented in five categories.

    • Open to all visual art media by artists 18 yrs. and older.
    • Artists must currently reside in one of the following Lower Michigan Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.
    • Only original artwork completed within the past two years is eligible. Ineligible work includes artwork previously exhibited at LowellArts! or previously accepted into the West Michigan Regional Competition.

    There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20 for LowellArts! members and students and $30 for non-members. Artists may only submit 1 piece to be juried.

  • Artwork Drop-off Dates:
    • Wed - Fri, Feb 24-26, 10 am - 6 pm
    • Sat, Feb 27, 11 am - 4 pm

    For more information, please visit the Lowell Arts Council website.

    Gerber Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 28, 2016

    The Gerber Foundation offers two competitive scholarships for students in West Michigan graduating from high schools in Newaygo or Muskegon counties.

  • The Daniel Gerber, Sr. Medallion Scholarship is available to students graduating from one of the five school districts in Newaygo County, Michigan. (GPA must be 3.71 or higher)
  • The Gerber Foundation Merit Scholarship is available to students graduating from a high school in Newaygo and Muskegon Counties in Michigan. (GPA must be between 2.00 - 3.70)
  • Complete the application, submit one letter of recommendation, and write a 500-1000 word essay about yourself including a brief summary of your family, job experiences, extracurricular activities, community service, reasons for your interest in your chose field of study, and indicate how you have demonstrated responsibility, honesty, good citizenship and teamwork through the activities in which you have participated.

    For more information, please visit the Gerber Foundation website.

    Women Marines Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 28, 2016

    The Women Marines Association is the only veterans association for and about women Marines. The Women Marines Association was established in Denver, CO, in 1960 to ensure that our history as Marines would continue to be told and passed on to a new generation of Marines. Chapters and members across the nation work on community programs and support our military personnel, our veterans and their communities. They reach across all areas where there is a need.

  • Eligibility:
    • Have served, or be serving in the United States Marine Corps or Reserve; or
    • Be a direct descendant by blood, legal adoption or stepchild of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • Be a sibling or a descendant of a sibling by blood, legal adoption, or step-child of a Marine on active duty, or who has served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, Regular or Reserve; or
    • Have completed two (2) years in the Marine Corps JROTC pro-gram.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be sponsored by a member of the WMA
    For more information, please visit the Women Marines Association website.

    Order Sons of Italy in America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    The Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA) is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.

  • Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizens of Italian descent enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or a graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2016 term.

  • Application & Requirements:
    • Application Form: Complete application form and send with remaining requirements and include a valid email address for acknowledgement.
    • Official Transcripts: Submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended through Dec. 2015.
    • Test Scores: Submit copies of official results from all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) taken during the past 5 years.
    • Résumé: Submit a current résumé outlining extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer service and honors.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or educational administrators.
    • Essay: Submit a typewritten original essay of 500-750 words about a personal experience which demonstrated or generated pride in your Italian heritage.
    • Processing Fee: A non-refundable $40 processing fee must accompany each application.
    For more information, please visit the OSIA website.

    ProofreadingServices.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    We created this program to reward talented student poets at the high school and university levels.

  • Qualifications:
    • Applicants will write an original poem in English that does not include content that would be considered unacceptable in a school environment. You'll then recite the poem in a YouTube video.
    • There is no minimum or maximum length. Your video cannot contain background music, digital sound effects, or images—only you reciting your 100% original poem.
    • Your YouTube video must be titled “ProofreadingServices.com Poetry Scholarship Entry - [Applicant's First Name]” (please see the scholarship submission form for additional information).
    • More than one entry can be submitted by an applicant (complete a separate application for each submission).
    • We will award six scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors, and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category.
    For more information, please visit the ProfreadingServices.com website.

    Frankenmuth Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    The Frankenmuth Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds. They administer a scholarship program that helps local Frankenmuth High School students pursue higher education each year.

    Interested high school students should see their counselors at Frankenmuth High School for more information and an application.

    ***If your parent or grandparent is an active or retired employee of the Michigan State Police living in the State of Michigan, and if you are a member of the current graduating class or a graduate of a high school, you may apply for the Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II Scholarship.

    For more information, please visit the Frankenmuth Community Foundation website.

    Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans.

  • Eligibility
    • Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
    • Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
    • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
    • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

    Renewable scholarships for up to $10,000 per year will be granted, determined by financial need and consideration of academic performance, work experience, leadership and community service, and challenges to completing a postsecondary program. Each award renewal will increase by $1,000 over the previous year to encourage program completion for each recipient.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo Scholarship America website.

    CenturyLinkDeals.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: February 29, 2016

    Students have a strong voice when it comes to technology. You are the first ones exposed to new educational technology – and you’re the first to form an opinion. Your thoughts on what technology is doing in the classroom could win you $1,500 from the Internet Experts to go toward your college education.

    Write and submit an original 500-800 word blog post answering the following questions:

  • How have you found creative ways to use technology throughout your college education? Do you think these methods can help others learn and succeed as well? Explain.
    • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
    • All applicants must be a student enrolled during the 2015-2016 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing in an undergraduate or graduate program, and who will continue full-time enrollment throughout the entire 2015-2016 academic year.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkDeals.com website.

    Life Lessons Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The loss of a parent or guardian is one of life’s most difficult ordeals. The emotional strain can be devastating to children and young adults. And for too many families, an untimely death also brings financial stress, making recovery all the more difficult.

    A college education is already a major financial challenge for most American families, but it becomes infinitely more difficult for a student when a parent dies, leaving little or no life insurance.

    The LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, who are between 17 and 24 years of age, have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian, and are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a college, university or trade school within the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.

    In addition to some basic information, you’ll need to submit either a 500-word essay OR a 3-minutes video discussing how the death of your parent or guardian affected your life financially and emotionally. Be sure to describe how the loss of your parent/guardian impacted your college plans, and explain how the lack of adequate life insurance coverage (or no coverage at all) impacted your family’s financial situation.

    For more information, please visit the Life Foundation website.

    American Military Retirees Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Sergeant Major Douglas R. Drum (SGM) Memorial Scholarship Fund was developed to honor the founder and first National President of The American Military Retirees Association (AMRA). Scholarships are funded by donations to the American Military Retirees Foundation from AMRA members in honor of SGM Drum whose interest in and passion for education are honored by scholarships awarded in his name. SGM Drum had a sincere appreciation of education – and its use as a tool of transition for our youth and retirees.

    Those eligible for a scholarship are current members of AMRA, their spouses and dependent children, and their grandchildren (who can be claimed as dependents on their parents' income tax return) who are in a full-time two or four year undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited college or university. The Scholarship must be used for tuition and books.

  • Things you will need:
    • Essay of 750 words or less about you, addressing your past educational achievements, your future educational plans and goals, your leadership abilities, extracurricular and community activities, volunteer and work experiences, and character and citizen traits.
    • 3 letters of recommendation from sources such as teachers, past or current employer, project coordinator, etc.
    • Most recent high school or college transcript
    • A completed scholarship application
    For more information, please visit the AMRA website.

    Jackson Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Jackson Community Foundation awards a variety of scholarships to residents of Jackson County, Michigan. In 2015, we awarded over $480,000 in scholarships.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Jackson Community Foundation website.

    The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area awards more than $585,000 in scholarships each year for students to attend schools of higher education throughout the nation. The scholarships are possible thanks to the generosity of many local individuals, families, and businesses who have created permanent endowments at The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area to further others’ education.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Chris Martin Memorial Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship was established in memory of Christian Martin who attended Black River Public School from 1997 to 1999. This scholarship is awarded to a Black River student who shows commitment and an interest in learning in the visual arts. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

    • Candidates must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university or a technical / vocational training center. It is not necessary that candidates be planning to pursue a degree or career in the visual arts
    • Candidates must demonstrate an interest and proficiency in the visual arts. They need not be top academic performers in the visual arts or other school curricula but, relative to the visual arts, they must show strong commitment, a genuine interest in learning and continuous improvement of artistic skills
    • Candidates must be in good standing in their school and in the community and exemplify the characteristics of citizenship reflective of Black River Public School
  • Alice O. Rydell Interior Design Scholarship
  • The Alice Rydell Interior Design Scholarship awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Black River, Holland Christian High School, Holland High School, West Ottawa High Schools or Zeeland High Schools who is planning to enroll in an accredited Interior Design Program at a college or University within Michigan. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

    • High academic performance as demonstrated be a high school minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Record of community activities in addition to exceptional performance in school and leadership positions in extracurricular activities with a promise of outstanding leadership in the future
    • Acceptance in a two or four year program of an accredited higher educational institution, and show promise of outstanding scholarship in the area of Interior Design
    • Financial need is of prime consideration
  • Shelley Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship
  • The Shelley Speet-Mills Creative Arts Scholarship awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from Black River, Holland Christian High School, Holland High School, West Ottawa High Schools and Zeeland High Schools with plans to pursue a career in the arts. Scholarship applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

    • High academic performance as demonstrated by a high school minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Strong interest and involvement in high school arts program
    • Recommendation from the high school art teacher
    • Financial need
  • Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship
  • The Benjamin H. Van Andel Promise of Excellence Scholarship recognizes and supports exceptionally talented students in any field who exhibit the gifts and passion to be world class leaders, performers, or artists in their particular area of giftedness. Candidates may plan to attend any two or four year accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational/technical school and must be graduating seniors from the following high schools: Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, West Ottawa, Zeeland East, or Zeeland West. Selection criteria:

    • Candidate must submit two letters of recommendation and one of these must be from his/her primary instructor.
    • Candidate will exhibit the ability to succeed at college-level work as well as the focus and specialized work ethic needed to excel in his or/her professional field.
    • Candidate will answer the following questions in an additional 300 word or less essay: How did you select your intended field of study? How have you cultivated your abilities to prepare for success in that field? Why is the post-secondary institution you have selected the best place for you to develop your abilities?
  • Marnie Assink Art Scholarship
  • The Marnie Assink Art Scholarship recognizes and financially assists graduating high school seniors from Zeeland East High School and Zeeland West High School who are pursuing their post-secondary degree in art. Preference will be given to seniors from Zeeland East High School where Marnie was a teacher. The fund will award the selected recipient a one-time scholarship.

    • A graduating senior from Zeeland East High School or Zeeland West High School
    • Majoring in art at any accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States
    • Recommendation from high school art teacher
    • Financial need a consideration
    • Zeeland East High School. If there aren’t applicants from Zeeland East High School, then the award may go to a qualified graduating senior from Zeeland West High School.
    For more information, please visit The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland Area website.

    **We have had winners of these scholarships in the past!

    Sons of Norway Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Sons of Norway Foundation was established in 1966 to provide funding for research and promotion of Norwegian heritage and culture. We have grown in our focus and offerings so that we now have six categories of scholarships.

    Applicants must have a certificate of completion from high school and be enrolled in post-secondary training or education (college, vocational school, or trade school), and be current members of Sons of Norway, or children or grandchildren of current Sons of Norway members in Sons of Norway districts 1–6. Sons of Norway membership must be in effect at least one calendar year prior to application.

    • Applicants must submit an online application form.
    • Applicants must write an essay, setting forth in 500 words or less how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational dreams and further your career goals and how you will share this experience with Sons of Norway or wider audiences. It should also state how their course of study will benefit their community and be in accord with the goals and objectives of the Sons of Norway Foundation
    • Two letters of recommendation describing the character and abilities of the applicant, must be emailed from the original source to scholarship@sofn.com by the application deadline.
    • Applicants must submit an “official copy” of their latest high school or college grade transcript.
    For more information, please visit the Sons of Norway Foundation website.

    Kalamazoo Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Kalamazoo Community Foundation believes the community members who will have the most impact on our community in the future are you, our young people. And we believe that each and every one of you must have an equal chance to take advantage of the opportunities available to you.

    This is why we have a scholarship program that each year helps hundreds of students who live or go to school in Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties go to college or a trade or technical school after high school. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Brady and Patrick Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
    • Graduating Loy Norrix High school senior
    • Plan to enroll full time in a two- or four-year college or university
    • Must demonstrate ability and interest in the area of creative arts (band, orchestra, choral, drama, fine arts or creative writing) as evidenced by participation in school and community activities
    • Must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Ann N. MacGregor Scholarship
    • Graduating high school senior or graduate who is a Kalamazoo County resident or is graduating or graduated from a Kalamazoo County high school
    • Planning to enroll or currently enrolled full time in a degree-granting college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student in a visual arts program.
    • Current undergraduate or graduate students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.
    • Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need according to the FAFSA.
  • Melissa Wroblewski Scholarship
    • Kalamazoo Central High School or Loy Norrix High School senior who has taken art classes at Kalamazoo Central and/or Loy Norrix
    • Plans to pursue a two- or four-year degree in the visual arts as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrated academic achievement and ability/accomplishment in the visual arts.
    • Financial need may be a consideration in the final step of the selection process but it is not a requirement for consideration.
    For more information, please visit the Kalamazoo Community Foundation website.

    **We have had multiple winners of these scholarships in the past!

    Osceola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Osceola Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Osceola county.

    We have listed those scholarships that are art specific, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Amy Hinkley Gregory Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable scholarship to a graduating senior from Evart High School excelling in the visual arts

    For more information, please visit the Osceola County Community Foundation website.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Study Abroad Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

    • Open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing.
    • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
    • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
    • The applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 days) in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
    • The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list.

    For more information, please visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.

    General Board of Higher Education & Ministry (United Methodist)- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a churchwide educational service providing scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today's students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts.

  • Criteria:
    • be an active, full member of a United Methodist Church for at least one year.
    • Applicants must be pursuing a degree program at ANY accredited institution within the U.S.
    • maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
    • Applicants are required to be full-time students.
    • International applicants are eligible to apply if they are a member of the United Methodist Central Conference for at least 3 years prior to application
    For more information, please visit the GBHEM website.

    Eric Dostie Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Eric Dostie by awarding financial assistance to students with hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder, or to their family members. Students must be citizens of the United States, and enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college program.

    The scholarship will award $1,000 each to 10 students who can best demonstrate scholastic achievement, community service and financial need. Applicants must submit an essay describing how his or her education will be used to serve humankind and to encourage self-improvement and enrichment.

    To request an application, please visit the NuFACTOR website.

    Fremont Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Newaygo County. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Janene Hogancamp Memorial Graphic Arts Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Newaygo County and/or the NC RESA Career-Tech Center.

    • Participated in graphic arts at NC RESA Career Tech, or
    • Participated in high school art classes, or
    • Are pursuing graphic arts or art studies in college
  • NCCA Gail Johnston Memorial Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County resident or student who attends a Newaygo County high school (other than NCCTC) and plans to major or minor in art studies.

    • Studied art in high school
    • Submit three samples of art work to Newaygo County Council for the Arts (NCCA)
  • NCCA Ray Jansma Scholarship for Visual Fine Arts
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County resident or a student who attends a Newaygo County high school (other than NCCTC) and plans to major or minor in art studies.

    • Studied art in high school
    • Submit three samples of art work to Newaygo County Council for the Arts (NCCA)
  • NCCA Mike McDonnell/Bessie Slautterback Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award available to a Newaygo County high school senior who shows aptitude in the visual fine arts.

  • Anderson Brydges Children and Family Scholarship
  • One, two year renewable scholarship to a Newaygo County graduating high school senior.

    • Preference is given to student entering an arts or culture program
  • Helen Myers Memorial Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable scholarship to a Newaygo County High School graduating senior.

    • Preference to a female applicants pursuing art and/or design
  • Charles W. Hazen Memorial Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Hesperia High School.

    • Pursuing a degree in Business or Art
  • Wesley L. and David J. Zerlaut Scholarship
  • One, non-renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Holton High School.

    • Preference to students pursuing a technical or industrial arts career
    • Student shows an aptitude to succeed while not necessarily being the top student in the class
  • Fremont Public Schools Advised Funds - Excellence in Education/Arts Scholarship
  • One, four-year renewable award to a graduating high school senior from Fremont High School or future graduate of Fremont High School within six months from date of application who has plans to pursue education in the arts.

    • Excellent GPA – at least 3.0
    • Plan to attend a four-year institution
    For more information, please visit the Fremont Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had multiple winners of this scholarship in the past!

    Engebretson Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Engebretson Scholarship Foundation, established in 2006, recognizes exceptional students and supports them in the fullfillment of their potential. Each year, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are recognized for their academic achievements and leadership ability.

    The Engebretson Foundation is in the process of seeking a high school senior to receive a one-year $5,000/Semester scholarship.

  • All applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Financial Need
    • Academic Merit: Score a 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT exam); GPA 3.75 or above and/or top 5% of graduating class (other factors considered will be strength of academic course schedule and/or academic improvement).
    • Leadership Potential: factors considered include teacher recommendation (see application), work experience (after school job, etc.), extra-curricular activities, and community service.
    For more information, please visit the Engebretson Foundation website.

    Greenville Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Montcalm County. Scholarships awarded through the Greenville Area Community Foundation and its affiliates, are presented during the Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County and Vestaburg High School award assemblies to graduating seniors each Spring.

    Interested students should see their high school counseling office for an application, more information and deadlines. Completed applications must be submitted to your counseling office. Applications will not be accepted at the GACF office.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website to find out which high school specific scholarships are available.

  • GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
    • Carlotta Selleck Bower Scholarship – Up to two scholarships available for first year students attending a four-year college with plans to take at least one course in art or music. Financial need is a consideration as well as ability to achieve at a higher educational level.
    • Stafford Family Scholarship for Communication Arts – One or more scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who have lived in the area at least one year and will attend a four-year college or university, or a two year community college on a full time basis immediately following graduation. Applicants must be planning on making journalism, communication arts or English their major field of study, and must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA during their junior and senior years in high school. Applicants must provide a statement of no longer than one double spaced page expressing interest in studying communication arts in college as a possible vocation.

    Though not art related, we wanted to let you know that this scholarship is available for application to all high school students within these school districts.

    Eligible schools include Belding High School, Carson City-Crystal High School, Central Montcalm High School, Greenville High School, Lakeview High School, Montabella High School, Tri County High School, and Vestaburg High School.

    Stanley & Blanche Ash Scholarship – Must be a graduating senior in good standing with plans to attend a college or university (Montcalm Community College students must apply to MCC) on a full-time basis in the fall following graduation. Recipients are chosen based on prior academic performance, high school extra-curricular activities and community involvement; perceived motivation, character, ability, and potential based on a written statement. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate a financial need. This renewable scholarship is worth a total of $6,000 to $8,000 over 8 consecutive semesters or terms.

    For more information, please visit the Greenville Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    National Italian American Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit. Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical and legal students. Students must either be members of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF.

  • To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF. If not a member, you can join on-line.
    • Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2016.
    • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
    • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.
    • For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be “Italian American” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.
    For more information, please visit the National Italian American Foundation website.

    Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Hillsdale County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds. They administer a scholarship program that helps local students and residents pursue higher education each year.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • SUZANNE COONEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
    • Must be a graduating senior of Camden-Frontier High School
    • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA at high school graduation
    • Must attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational, or trade school.
    • May attend on a part time basis.
    • Financial need shall not be a determining factor in the selection of the recipient.
    • Preference will be given to students seeking an education in art, photography, or cosmetology.
    • Must submit two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from an adult who is not a family member.
    • Applicant must submit an HCCF scholarship application form.
    • Applicant may be subject to a personal interview before final selection is made.
    For more information, please visit the Hillsdale County Community Foundation website.

    Apartment List Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    Apartment List is one of the fastest growing apartment rental marketplaces in the United States. Finding your next home should be a delightful process, and we’re building the technology tools for a better tomorrow. Our award-winning platform draws nearly 3 million monthly visits, and we have the highest rated iPhone app in the category. We have over 60 employees and are based in San Francisco, CA.

    As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:

    • Bold While Pragmatic
    • Endlessly Helpful
    • Making an Impact
    • Driven by Data
    • Succeeding Together
    • Forever Learning

    You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!

  • Eligibility
  • Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:
    • Currently attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year
    • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

    To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:

    • What have you done that exemplifies one (or more) of Apartment List’s core values?
    • What is most important to you when choosing a place to call “home”?
    For more information, please visit the Apartment List website.

    Through the Looking Glass - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families are pleased to announce new scholarships specifically for high school seniors or college students who have parents with disabilities. A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out Fall 2016. These scholarships are part of Through the Looking Glass’ National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families. There are separate eligibility requirements for high school seniors and for college students:

  • High School Seniors:
    • student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior) by Summer 2016
    • have at least one parent with a disability
    • be planning to attend an accredited technical or vocational school or a two- or four-year college in Fall 2016.
  • College Students:
    • student must be currently enrolled in an accredited technical or vocational school or a two- or four-year college with continued enrollment through Fall 2016
    • have at least one parent with a disability
    • be 21 years of age or younger as of March 1, 2016

    Selection criteria for all scholarships include academic performance, community activities and service, letter of recommendation and an essay describing the experience of growing up with a parent with a disability.

    For more information, please visit the Through the Looking Glass website.

    Danish Sisterhood of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Danish Sisterhood of America is very proud of its Scholarship and Grant Program. Our Scholarship and Grant Program is made possible through generous endowments and memorial funds and are being supplemented by donations from individual members, lodges, and districts of the Danish Sisterhood. No membership dues are used to support these scholarships and grants.

    Betty Hansen National Scholarship
  • Up to eight available at $1000 each.
  • The applicant must:
    • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Be a full time student enrolled in or entering an accredited four-year college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student
    For more information, please visit the Danish Sisterhood of America website.

    Marshall Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Marshall community. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Ron Glant Memorial Art Scholarship
  • A scholarship to be awarded to a Marshall High School graduating senior in ODD number years, and a Coldwater High School graduating senior in EVEN number years. Qualifying applicants must plan to continue studies in visual arts at a four year college, community college or trade school. GPA is not a qualifying factor. Deadline March 1

  • Ann and Anthony Lapietra Scholarship
  • Scholarship(s) to be awarded to graduating seniors or former graduates from the Marshall Area, or previous Ann and Anthony LaPietra Scholarship recipients. Qualifying applicants are those pursuing majors/careers in community service and/or the arts, or who show signs of continuing these activities in the future in their essays. Recipients are chosen based on their current community activism and creative endeavors, such as, but not limited to, music, dance, theater and art. Applicant’s future plans, including plan of study and intended careers, will also be a consideration. Conventional academic success is important but not a deciding factor.

  • Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship
  • Scholarship(s) to be awarded to Marshall High School graduating seniors, former graduates, or previous Joyce L. Franke Memorial Scholarship recipients who will be attending a 4-year institution and major in Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Theater or Architecture. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A portfolio of artwork must be submitted.

    For more information, please visit the Marshall Community Foundation website.

    Islamic Society of North America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Islamic Society of North America is pleased to announce scholarships for Muslim American students pursuing a college education in the United States:

    Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship: Given his strong belief in the value education, Dr. Shakir arranged for a scholarship fund to be established to support freshmen students in their first year of higher education. 20 students will be awarded $1000 each in any field of study. Awards based on academic achievement, leadership experience and volunteer service. The objective is to help students achieve and succeed by receiving aid financially.

  • ELIGIBILITY:
    • GPA 3.0 or higher
    • Entering Freshman year in college (current high school senior)
    • American Citizenship or Permanent Residency
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Write an one page essay: Describe your commitment to leadership, scholarship and Islam.
    For more information, please visit the ISNA website.

    Mecosta County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Mecosta County Foundation administers scholarships funded by various donors for students in the Mecosta County area. We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Mecosta County Community website.

    Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties. We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation website.

    Midland Area Community Foundation - Ouside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Midland and Gladwin counties. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply. Current college students may apply.

  • Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship ($8,000)
  • The Dorothy J. Baker Memorial Scholarship provides an annual award(s) to a graduate of a Midland County High School who is pursuing an education in fashion/clothing design, retail merchandising or interior design. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and must communicate their passion and commitment to the industry in the essay.

  • James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship ($1,500)
  • The James F. and Mary R. Hopfensperger Art Scholarship provides an annual award to a graduating senior art student(s) in the Midland Public School system who will pursue an education in the visual arts, art education or design (including but not limited to interior, fashion or graphic design) degree at an institution of higher education. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be active in the community. Grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship. Selection will be based on the application and a portfolio of art and/or design work.

  • James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship ($1,000)
  • The James T. Brooks Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship is an annual award of to a graduating high school senior from Midland Public Schools. The successful recipient will be pursuing a career in fine arts (music, visual arts, theater, dance, etc.) and will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in - and a passion for - the discipline. Financial need is among the criteria.

  • Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The Willard H. and Martha P. Dow Memorial Scholarship provides annual scholarship awards to students graduating from Midland County high schools in the year of the award. Successful applicants will be pursuing higher education in a humanities-related field such as English, foreign language, art, music, journalism, etc.

  • O. James Clark Endowed Scholarship
  • The O. James Clark Scholarship provides an annual scholarship award to a Midland Public School graduate who is currently enrolled in college and is a junior or senior with preference given to those with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or above. The student must be studying a humanities field (language, art, social studies, etc.) and previous recipients may reapply.

    For more information, please visit the Midland Area Community Foundation website.

    Tall Clubs International - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Tip Toppers Club of Detroit is offering a scholarship to a Michigan student who shows a high level of achievement, involvement in school activities, community service, volunteer work, leadership, integrity, enthusiasm, originality and a positive attitude toward him/herself and others.

  • What are the requirements?
    • High school seniors and any applicants under the age of 21 attending his or her first year at a 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning.
    • You must be entering your first year of college in Fall 2016
    • You must also meet the TCI height requirement minimums. (5’10″ for women and 6’2″ for men.)
    • Include a transcript of your school records.
    • Write an one page essay on “What Being Tall Means to Me.”
    • Recommendations must be submitted with your application. One should be from an adult at your high school (i.e. teacher, counselor, coach), and another from an adult (not a relative or school relation).

    The recipient of the local Susan M Tranchida Memorial Scholarship will be submitted to the TCI Scholarship Committee to be considered for the National $1000 Kae Sumner Einfeldt Scholarship.

    For more information, please visit the Tip Toppers Tall Clubs International website.

    Navy League of the United States - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Navy League Foundation Scholarships are available only to children and grandchildren of former members of the Sea Services and those currently serving as well as members of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Presently the Foundation has twenty five endowed scholarships. Scholarships are awarded for four years and provide an award of $2,500.00 per year.

  • Eligibility:
    • dependent or direct descendant of a current or former member of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or U.S.-Flag Merchant Marines, or be an active member of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
    • senior in High School who will graduate by the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
    • United States citizen.
    • entering an accredited College/University in the fall of 2016.
    • demonstrate financial need.
    • have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale (equivalent to a B average).
    For more information, please visit the Navy League website.

    Slovenian Union of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    VISION: To be recognized with high esteem, as the leading Slovenian Heritage and Cultural organization responsible for promoting interest, and awakening passion in those Americans of Slovenian ancestry and to serve their diverse interests.

    MISSION: Dedicated to honor and preserve our Slovenian legacy; to promote its ideals and to ensure its longevity for future generations.

    PURPOSE: To commit ourselves to keeping the spirit alive by fostering in our membership an understanding and appreciation of our Slovenian heritage and by reaching out to awaken or instill this passion in others through communication, education and the provision of available resources.

    Scholarships are available for high school, current undergraduate and graduate students through the generous contributions and memorials from members and friends. Awards are given with the hope that Slovenian culture will continue to be promoted through its recipients. Candidate must have a paid membership in SUA. An application for membership is available on the website..

    The SWU Scholarship Committee will evaluate candidates based on life goals and objectives, scholastic achievements, school, church, community involvement, and financial need. Incorporate these topics in your essay of 500 words stating education and personal goals, Slovene ancestry.

    For more information, please visit the SUA website.

    Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation offers a $2,000, non-renewable scholarship to Michigan high school graduating seniors. Winners are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, financial need, and dedication to the civil rights principles of Rosa L. Parks, whose historic stand against racial prejudice in 1955 brought her national recognition. The Foundation was established in 1980 to provide equal-opportunity scholarships to Michigan high school seniors.

  • Eligibility
    • Graduate by August 2016.
    • Have GPA of 2.5 or above.
    • Describe financial need.
    • Complete application form and essay.
    • Document community activities.
    • Furnish official copies of high school transcript and ACT or SAT results.
    • Furnish two letters of recommendation (at least one from a school representative; also suggest clergy, community and/or civic representative).
    For more information, please visit the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation website.
  • We have had a past winner of this scholarship!
  • Community Foundation for Muskegon County (including Manistee, Mason and Oceana counties)

    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    Whether you are a current high school senior, home schooled senior, early college senior, current college student or non-traditional student, we may have a scholarship for you! The Community Foundation for Muskegon County manages one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $1,500,000 committed to students across four counties and over 600 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year. But it’s not about the money. It’s about the future we’re making for our community.

    There are multiple scholarships available. We recommend that you apply through the "single application" if you are a resident of one of these counties (Muskegon, Manistee, Mason or Oceana). They will match it with the best-fitting scholarship source. There are art scholarships listed.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Muskegon, Manistee, Mason, and Oceana counties website.

    **We have had winners of these scholarships in the past!

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship for Foreign Study and Travel

    Deadline: March 2, 2016

  • Barbara and Nicole Heacox Foreign Study & Travel Scholarship
    • Applicants must be a northwest Ottawa County Tri-Cities Area high school student, or college student wanting to pursue educational or travel opportunities in foreign countries.
    • Financial need is a primary consideration.
    For more information, please visit the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation website.

    Grand Haven Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 2, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Tri-Cities (Grand Haven, Spring Lake, or Ferrysburg), Allendale and Coopersville areas. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • James W. Junior and Jane T. Brown Scholarship
    • Applicants must be adults over the age of 21 and residents of the Tri-Cities who desire to return to school.
    • Awards are to be used for study at any public or private college, graduate, professional, vocational, art, or music school.
    • Financial need is a priority.
  • Fugazzotto Scholarship for Visual Arts Students
    • Applicants must be Tri-Cities residents who are studying visual arts. This may include someone who is studying to be a teacher of art or plans to have a career in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts or graphic design.
    • Applicant must have at least a 2.5.
    • Financial need is a consideration.
  • Marvin R. and Pearl E. Patterson Family Fund
    • Applicants must be a high school graduate of any Tri-Cities area public school or a non-traditional older student with established residency in the Tri-Cities area.
    • First consideration will be to students studying graphic or fine arts; however consideration may be given to studies in environment, forestry or related fields.
    • Leadership, community involvement, and academic achievement are considerations.
    • Financial need is not a requirement.
    For more information, please visit the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2016

    The State Farm Companies Foundation believes all children deserve an education that helps them reach their potential and prepares them for life. The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships.

  • Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
    • Must be a high school senior who will graduate at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Children of employees, agents, and retirees of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and children of employees of the Company's subsidiaries and affiliates who are otherwise eligible may apply for scholarships, but they will not receive any preferences.
    • Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2016-2017 academic year
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 to 3.20 on a 4.00 scale (or its equivalent)
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Demonstrate financial need
    For more information, please visit the State Farm (Scholarship America) website.

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Outside scholarship

    Deadline: March 2, 2016

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest need-based scholarship organization supporting U.S. military families. Since 1962, the Foundation has provided over 90 million dollars to students. Scholarships may be renewed for 3 additional years.

  • Applicants must be the child of one of the following:
    • Active Duty or Reserve U.S. Marine
    • Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    • Active Duty or Reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served with a U.S. Marine unit
    • Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who has served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed in the U.S. Navy
  • Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or career training school in the upcoming academic year, and working on your first Bachelor's Degree..
    • Family adjusted gross income for the 2015 tax year that does not exceed $95,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income.
    • A GPA of at least 2.0.

    Scholarship awards are $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000 per academic year.

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation administers scholarship programs of several other Marine Corps associations that offer scholarships to the grandchildren of their members. To qualify a student must provide proof of their grandparent’s membership in one of the associations listed on the website. There are no exceptions.

    For more information, please visit the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation website.

    Kendall has had winners of this scholarship in the past!

    Service Employees International Union - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 3, 2016

    We are the Service Employees International Union, an organization of 2-million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.

    We are doctors and nurses, home care and nursing home workers; we are lab techs, environmental service workers and dietary aides. We are front-line healthcare workers who care for more than 60 million patients across 29 states and two countries. We are caregivers in hospitals, health centers, nursing homes, in-home care and in our communities.

    We are property services workers are janitors, security officers, maintenance and custodial workers, stadium and arena workers, window cleaners, and other workers who provide important services. And we are the second largest union of public service employees with more than 1 million local and state government workers, public school employees, bus drivers, and child care providers - including 80,000 early learning and child care professionals.

  • General Eligibility Criteria
    • SEIU’s scholarships are open to SEIU members or their children.
    • Membership must be for one continuous year as of Sept. 1, 2016.
    • Scholarships will be awarded without regard to the sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability of any applicant.
    • All awards must be for the academic year(s) awarded.
    • Graduate students are not eligible.
  • SEIU COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Moe Foner Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts
  • SEIU is proud to offer a scholarship that continues the life work of the late Moe Foner, the founder of the SEIU 1199 Bread and Roses Cultural Project. Foner used his energy and imagination to tap into New York’s thriving artistic community and brought new resonance to union concerts, exhibits and publications. This is a one-time, $5,000 scholarship.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicants for the Moe Foner Scholarship must be pursuing a degree or training full time in the visual or performing arts.
    • Scholarship funding must be applied to tuition at a two-year or four-year college, university, or an accredited community college, technical or trade school in an arts-related field.
  • SEIU’S LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIPS
  • $1,000 Scholarships (Renewable)
  • There are 15 $1,000 scholarships available in annual installments for up to four years.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicants must graduate from a high school or GED program by August 2016.
    • They must be enrolled as a full-time college student by the fall semester of 2016 at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, trade or technical school.
  • $1,500 Scholarships (Nonrenewable)
  • There are 33 $1,500 scholarships; these are nonrenewable, one-time awards.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Applicants must be returning full time to an accredited college or university as a sophomore, junior or senior as of the fall semester of 2016; or attending an accredited community college, trade, or technical school as of the fall semester of 2016.
    • Lottery scholarships are not awarded to the same person in two consecutive years.
    For more information, please visit the SEIU website.

    Branch County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 4, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Branch and St. Joseph counties. We strongly encourage you to apply to the Community Foundation. There are scholarships for high students as well as students already attending college.

    For more information, please visit the Branch County Community Foundation website.

    Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 4, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Isabella county. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Donna J. and W. Larry Collins/GFWC Scholarship Fund
    • Applicant shall be going into their junior or senior year of college, or accepted into a graduate program.
    • Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant shall be a declared major including, but not necessarily limited to: Art, Art Education, Design, Fibers, Sculpture; or Public Administration with an intention to serve in local government.
    • Parents or guardian shall reside in Isabella County.
  • John P. and Ann S. Jensen Fund
    • Applicant shall have declared a major of Architecture, Interior Design, Music, Art or Literature.
    • Applicant shall be going into junior or senior year of college, or be accepted to a graduate program.
    • Applicant shall demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant shall be a registered voter in Isabella County and/or applicant's parent(s) or guardian(s) shall reside in Isabella County.
  • Kristopher Walden "Waldo" Arts Scholarship Fund
    • Be a graduate of an Isabella County High School.
    • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
    • Be taking classes leading to a career in the arts (Fine Arts, Art Education, Architecture, Art Therapy, Art History, Graphic Design, Gallery Direction, Illustration, Museum Curator, Animation, Art Conservation, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design or Industrial Design).
    • Be a sophomore level student or above to apply, and a junior level or above to receive the award.
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of B minus or above.
    • Preference given to application who desire to establish a career in an art related field, as expressed in a written essay accompanying the application.
    • Financial need shall be a factor, as explained in the written essay.
    • Excel artistically, as demonstrated by recommendations from instructor(s) or professor(s).
    • Involvement in his/her community.
    • Academic achievement, as demonstrated by his/her grades.
  • Art Scholarship Fund
    • Student shall be a graduating senior from an Isabella County High School.
    • Student shall have maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average.
    • Student shall be planning to enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school.
    • Student shall be planning to pursue a major in drawing, ceramics, painting, graphic design, photography, printmaking, sculpture, typography, weaving/fiber design, art history or art education (art instructor).
    • Preference given to student plans to pursue a degree in photography, art education (art instructor), or art history.
    • Student has a passion for art, as described in the applicant’s written essay.
  • Matthew S Sharrar Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Applicant will be a graduating senior of Beal City High School.
    • Applicant must demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • Applicant must be a Varsity athlete.
    • Applicant shall have financial need, as expressed in the applicant’s written essay.
    • Preference is given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in the fields of medicine or graphic design, has demonstrated leadership, and has demonstrated a good personality and friendliness.
  • Bruce William Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Shall be a graduating senior from Mt. Pleasant High School.
    • Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.
    • Attend a university or college.
    • Be planning a career in the field of television production or related fields such as radio, photography or the arts.
    • In the selection process, financial need may be considered in giving a preference to an eligible applicant. Financial need is to be expressed as part of the applicant’s written essay.
    For more information, please visit the Mt Pleasant Area Community Foundation website.

    **KCAD has had past winners of these scholarships!

    Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 4, 2016

    Outstanding accomplishments deserve recognition. The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program is celebrating 11 years of offering financial support to people living with epilepsy, their family members, and/or caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal excellence. In 2016, UCB will offer 30 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000.

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • To apply, you must certify that you are:
    • A legal resident of the United States
    • A person living with epilepsy or a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
    • Seeking an associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree or enrolled in a trade school educational program
    • A student who demonstrates achievement, possesses a strong record of participation in activities outside of school, and serves as a positive role model
    • Graduating from high school in 2016 or have already graduated from high school
    • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for fall semester 2016
    • Not a previous recipient of the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program
  • Selection will be based on the following criteria, which must be included:
    • A one-page essay authored by the applicant explaining why the applicant should be selected for the scholarship (e.g., outstanding awards or community involvement), how epilepsy has impacted the applicant’s life, either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver, and how the scholarship will benefit the applicant.
    • 3 letters of recommendation: 1) School official’s recommendation letter, 2) Community member’s recommendation letter, 3) Healthcare team member’s recommendation letter
    • A copy of the applicant’s academic transcript
    • Medical history form for the person living with epilepsy
    • Students pursuing degrees in the arts are welcome to include an artistic presentation. This is an optional item.
    For more information, please visit the UCB Epilepsy website.

    Oliver H Evans Endowed Award - Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: March 4, 2016

    Upon his retirement from KCAD, President Oliver H Evans established this scholarship to provide award funds for students enrolled in KCAD Study Away programs.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be an undergraduate student
    • Must be attending full time Spring 2016 and participating in a KCAD Study Away Program Summer 2016
    • Must have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application
    • International students may apply
    • Essay: (250-500 words) How will participating in a KCAD study away opportunity strengthen you as an artist, designer, art educator, or art historian?

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Conduit Study Away Annual Scholarship - Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: March 4, 2016

    This scholarship has been established by John O'Neill, KCAD alumnus, to support student travel through the Study Away Program. This scholarship is available for summer study.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be an undergraduate student
    • Must be attending full time Spring 2016 and participating in a KCAD Study Away Program Summer 2016
    • Financial need is not a consideration
    • International students may apply
    • Must write a 100 word essay responding to the following prompt: "You have 100 words. Take a risk."

    To apply, please go to the KCAD Slideroom website.

    Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 4, 2016

    The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our Jewish heritage, reflect on our Jewish values, and better understand our contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to both junior high and high school students.

  • Write an essay on:
  • In View of the Fact that There is Anti-Semitism and Intolerance on So Many College Campuses Today, What Steps Will You Take (When You Get There) to Combat it?

    • Essays must be typed, double-spaced and a minimum of 250 words. Essays may not exceed 1,500 words.
    • The contestant's name, address, telephone number, email address, school name, grade, and date of birth must appear in the top right-hand corner of the first page. The contestant's name must appear on all subsequent pages.
    • International entries are welcome.
    For more information, please visit the Kaplun Foundation website.

    Catholic Federal Credit Union Monsignor Forbes Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 5, 2016

    Awarded annually, the Msgr. Forbes scholarship was inspired to honor the legacy of the late Msgr. Eugene A. Forbes whose dedication and commitment to encouraging the pursuit of higher education, coupled with the credit union’s philosophy “people helping people”, continues to be an integral part of CFCU.

    The college scholarship is available to members of the credit union who are planning to attend or are currently attending a college, university, community college, or a trade or technical school. The award is based on the student’s personal achievements, scholastic accomplishment, financial need, community service and grade point average.

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be a member of The Catholic Federal Credit Union with a primary account in your own name
    • Must be attending an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning during the next academic year
    • Must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
    • Financial need

    For more information, please visit the Catholic Federal Credit Union website.

    **We have had past winner of this scholarship!

    American Foreign Service Association - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 6, 2016

    The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Scholarship Fund offers undergraduate, need-based financial aid scholarships to current and incoming undergraduate students to children of U.S. Foreign Service employees who have at least one parent as an AFSA member.

    Individual awards range from $3,000 - $5,000. Students/parents submit the following information to help determine eligibility and financial need: student demographic information, parent demographic information, official high school/college transcript, and the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE (the financial instrument used to determine need).

  • Eligibility:
      • Applicants must be claimed as dependents on at least one parent's most recent IRS tax form.
      • Applicants must have a parent who is a U.S. Government Foreign Service employee (active-duty, retired with pension, deceased or separated) with a foreign affairs agency.
      • At least one parent is a member of AFSA.
      • Applicants must attend school full time taking at least 12 credits.
      • This award is open to current and incoming undergraduate students.
      • Applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
      • AFSA aid is for four years of undergraduate study in the fall and spring semesters (8 semesters total). Students reapply each year for consideration of an award.
      For more information, please visit the AFSA website.

    Bay Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 7, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Arenac, Tuscola and Bay County regions. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • CATHERINE JEAN MacDONALD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Catherine Jean MacDonald was a 5th grade math teacher at Bangor Central, but her interests and talents reached far beyond education, including a love for all fine arts. She thought of a plan for gathering state matching funds for educational television and was appointed by the State of Michigan to the State Working Committee for Education Television which developed Delta College and Educational Television Channel 19, which we enjoy today. Catherine Jean will be remembered through this memorial fund.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Student must intend to study the fine arts - theater, arts, music, dance, including public TV and public radio. Financial need.

  • HAZEL E. McCLURE COMMERCIAL ART EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • This scholarship was established in the name of Hazel E. McClure, a long-time resident of Bay City who graduated from the Cleveland School of Art and was employed as head of the art department at the Autolite Company. Mrs. McClure's love of art was evident in her life at home and at work. The scholarship is to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to Bay County students following a course of study in commercial art.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Full-time undergraduate, in a commercial art program. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • CLAIR A. AND HANNAH WHITE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • The Clair and Hannah White Scholarship was established in 1992 by their sons in recognition of years of community involvement by their parents. Clair held two statewide offices: Michigan State University Board of Trustees and Wayne State Board of Governors. He was also Bay City’s residing gadfly, always questioning decisions made in the public arena. Hannah was active in many home economic organizations and ran the first nursery for the Bay City Public Schools for working mothers in World War II. Mr. and Mrs. White taught the students of Bay City Public and Parochial schools and Bangor Township schools for a combined total of 67 years.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Bay City Central High School or Bangor John Glenn graduate. Attending any public college or university in Michigan. Full-time student. Exhibit academic potential, leadership qualities, and characteristics of overcoming social, political and/or economic obstacles. Participation in student council, drama, clubs, newspaper, athletics, yearbook, or community involvement. Major in a curriculum dealing with civics, history, economics, home economics, interior design, or nutrition.

  • JOHN D. WRIGHT MEMORIAL EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • John D. Wright was a creative craftsman of wood. He spent many quiet hours in his basement workshop, designing wooden inlaid topped boxes, salad bowls and other items. No two were ever alike. John had built most of the furniture in his home and designed and remodeled the entire kitchen. From 1946 until his retirement in 1981, John taught art classes at Bay City Central High School. His wife, Wilma, established this educational award in 1995, to memorialize John’s dedication to and love for his job and teaching.

    Criteria: Bay County resident. Graduate of any Bay County high school. Full-time student in an art curriculum. Financial need. Recipients may reapply.

    For more information, please visit the Bay Area Community Foundation website.

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 8, 2016

    The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is a chance to show the world just how creative you can be. This contest does not require you to fill out long extensive forms and our requirements are very simple. This contest lets you be as creative as you wish. Have fun and enjoy this contest!

    The 2016 scholarship contest is open to students attending a US college or university full-time for the 2016-2017 academic year (community college, undergraduate or graduate school). Entrants must also be a legal US resident.

    To enter this contest, submit an original, digital creation showing how you frame your future.

    Judges will select Finalists based on creativity of the full entry, including the entry image and accompanying description (maximum of 500 characters). The full entry must:

    • Be your own work and relate to the theme - This is how I Frame My Future
    • Contain correct grammar and spelling
    For more information, please visit the Diploma Frame website.

    Gratiot County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 8, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Gratiot county. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Sue Dilts Memorial Art Scholarship
  • This scholarship supports Gratiot County students in pursuit of arts education. Student must attend or be a graduating senior of a school in Gratiot county; must pursue education beyond the classroom in arts (e.g.,band camp, dance workshops, art class, etc.).

    For more information, please visit the Gratiot County Community Foundation website.

    Shiawassee Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 11, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Shiawassee County. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Shana Lynne Dumond Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Available to Owosso High School Graduates
    • Preference is given to those students that are organ donors, have a healthy lifestyle and are artistic
    • Include evidence of a healthy lifestyle and artistic abilities in your essay
  • Devin Allen Swatman Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Available to Owosso High School Graduates
    • Planning to attend either an accredited college or technical/vocational school and study any one of the following fields: Automotive, Construction, Electrical/Electronics, Graphic Arts, Industrial Technology, Mechanical Technology
    For more information, please visit the Shiawassee Community Foundation website.

    Clare County Community Foundation - Outside Scholaships

    Deadline: March 11, 2016

    The Clare County Community Foundation offers scholarship each February. The deadline for applications is early March. All recipients are from Clare County. To learn more about Clare County Community Foundation Scholarships, please speak to your local Clare County High School counselor.

    For more information, please visit the Clare County Community Foundation.

    **We have had a winner of this scholarship in the past!

    Paint Creek Center for the Arts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 11, 2016

    Since 1982, Paint Creek Center for the Arts has been nurturing aspiring young artists through its college scholarship program open to graduating high school seniors from Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. We know the importance of a quality art education and our scholarships help students with the ever-rising cost of tuition. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college majoring in a visual arts program and provide a letter of acceptance with their submission.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior from the Class of 2016.
    • Applicants must be a resident of Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb County.
    • All scholarship applicants must agree to have one work of art on display at Paint Creek Center for the Arts from Monday, June 13, 2016 to Saturday, June 25, 2016 that was submitted for consideration.
  • Procedure:
    • Submit 5 images of your original work.
    • Clearly identify all image files with your title, size, media and date completed.
    • Submit a brief (1-2 paragraphs) description of your work.
    • Submit a short (1-2 paragraphs) bio about yourself.
    • Submit 1-2 letters of recommendation from teachers.
    • Submit letter of acceptance from the college you will be attending.
    For more information, please visit the Paint Creek Center for the Arts website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    Navy Seal Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 13, 2016

    The Navy SEAL Foundation has scholarship opportunities available to NSW active duty service members, their spouses and dependent children, as well children of qualifying former NSW service members. These scholarships are provided as an effort to bridge the gap between a desired level of education and the current level of education of NSW service members. The scholarship opportunities include one to four year grants for education, vocational, certificate and leadership programs. The educational scholarships are to post-secondary programs, such as Bachelors or Associates Degrees, and also include graduate degree scholarship opportunities for qualifying applicants.

    Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and academic potential. Merit shall be based on grade point average, SAT scores, class ranking, extracurricular activities, volunteer community involvement, leadership positions held, military service record, and employment as appropriate. Multiple scholarships of various dollar amounts are awarded annually. The Navy SEAL Foundation shall award scholarships without regard to race, color, sex, religion, or national origin.

  • Navy SEAL Foundation Scholarships are offered to:
    • Active duty SEALs, SWCC and other active duty Naval Special Warfare personnel currently serving in NSW Commands
    • Dependent children of active duty SEALs, SWCC and other active duty Naval Special Warfare personnel currently serving in NSW Commands
    • Spouses of active duty SEALs, SWCC and other active duty Naval Special Warfare personnel currently serving in NSW Commands
    For more information, please visit the Navy Seal Foundation website.

    Joe Foss Institute - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 13, 2016

    Anyone who knew Joe Foss, or is familiar with his life knows that Joe believed in service to others and his country. His words: “I’m proud to be an American. I’m humbled to have been able to serve this great country and fight for its matchless Constitution;” reflect the values by which he lived.

    We have developed video and essay college scholarship contests that challenge you to consider what the Founding documents mean, and express your own feelings about patriotism, citizenship, and what it means to be an American. In each contest, we invite high school students to submit an entry based upon a selected theme.

  • The Hayes C Kirby Essay Scholarship Contest
  • Write an essay and focus on the theme “IF NOT FOR THEM . . . . WHERE WOULD WE BE?” Develop this topic in any way you choose. You decide what it means to you. Be creative. Critical criteria will be Creativity, Theme Development, Clarity of Ideas, and Mechanics.

    This contest is open to U.S citizens of all national backgrounds that are currently studying in the United States or in an American military school out of the country. Eligible contestants must be senior high school (11th—12th) students in a public, private, alternative, parochial school, or a home study program. Previous JFI scholarship recipients are not eligible. Recent high-school graduates are eligible to participate as long as the “deadline” of the current contest falls within 12 months after graduation.

    For more information, please visit the Joe Foss Institute webpage.

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative offers several scholarship opportunities for cooperative members.

    High school seniors could be eligible for an $1,000 scholarship to help with college expenses starting the fall of 2016.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a high school senior and U.S. citizen, whose parents or guardians are currently member-owners of the cooperative, with the primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area.
    • Scholarships are available to home-schooled students, as well as those enrolled in public or private high schools.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
  • Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Academic achievements
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

    $250 scholarships are also being offered to support adults seeking further education.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a U.S. citizen and member-owner of the cooperative, with your primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area, or reside in an area served by the Cooperative.
    • You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time post-secondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
    Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
    • Leadership, community service, and work experience
    • A recommendation written by a third party

    Winners are announced at the district meetings in May, and HomeWorks will publish an article announcing the winners in Michigan Country Lines magazine.

    For more information, please visit the HomeWorks website.

    Armenian Student’s Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    "The purposes of this Association are educational and charitable, in that it shall encourage educational pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual standards, provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and loans to deserving Armenian students, develop fellowship among them, cultivate in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaint them and the entire American community with Armenian culture."

  • In order to be eligible for an ASA Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be of Armenian descent.
    • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June 2016 OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full time student in the Fall 2016.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.
  • You must include:
    • Scholarship Application
    • Essay - Please write an essay of 300 words or less, setting forth additional information about yourself, which you believe, may be of assistance to the Committee in deciding upon your application. Please include your future plans following the completion of your education.
    • Transcripts
    • Three letters of reference
    • Tuition Costs
    • CSS Profile Form
    For more information, please visit the ASA website.

    Johnson Controls Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    Several hundred students have been assisted by means of this program in the past. Again this year, we hope that the financial support these scholarships provide will help some fine young men and women pursue educational goals that will prepare them for meaningful and productive professional careers—which will enhance their lifestyles and enable them to make significant contributions to society.

  • Eligibility
    • You must be a high school senior.
    • You must be a dependent son or daughter of an active full-time employee of Johnson Controls or a subsidiary either residing in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, or from the U.S. or Puerto Rico, temporarily assigned to facilities outside the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
    • Your parent/guardian must be in good standing.
    • Students chosen to be awarded must attend a college or university located in the U.S. on a full-time basis.
    • Rank in the top 50 percent of their graduating class after the first semester of their senior year
    • Your parent/guardian must be employed at the time awards are announced.
    • Enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. (not including a technical school) in the fall of 2016.

    The Johnson Controls Foundation Scholarships are competitive and are based on a combination of academic, leadership and civic achievements. Winners are selected based on merit, not financial need.

    For more information, please see the Johnson Controls PDF and apply at Aim.applyists.net.

    Homer Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Homer area. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Betty Petredean Scholarship for the Arts
  • Margaret "Betty" Petredean was a music education major, pianist, organist, vocalist and a lover of the fine arts. This scholarship was established in memory of Betty Petredean.

    One yearly scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded and will be renewable for an additional three years, based on specific criteria. Homer High School graduating seniors or alumni who are pursuing a degree in arts will be considered for this scholarship. Citizenship, leadership skills, community service, and the scholarship essay will also be taken into consideration.

    For more information, please visit the Homer Area Community Foundation website.

    Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Ann Arbor area. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Ann Arbor Ad Club Scholarship Fund
  • Established in 1995 for scholarships to students living in Washtenaw County who are pursuing majors in advertising, communications, public relations, or a related fields.

    • Will be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student.
    • Will be attending an accredited two-or four-year school.
    • Will be enrolled in one of the following curriculums: advertising, communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field.
    • Minimum GPA 3.0
    For more information, please visit the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation website.

    International Foodservice Editorial Council - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    Are you planning on being a food photographer? Or how about a graphic artist or illustrator for the food industry?

    IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students preparing for a career in writing or public relations within the foodservice industry. This is a key requirement. The jobs below are examples of careers IFEC wishes to encourage through its scholarships:

    • Journalist specializing in foodservice or food and beverage
    • Public relations practitioner for restaurants, foodservice management companies, food producers, food marketing boards or culinary schools
    • Food photographer or food stylist working with food, beverage or foodservice accounts
    • Consultant or freelance writer providing marketing communications services for food, beverage or foodservice clients
    • Communications specialist promoting and/or writing about nutrition as it relates to foodservice, food or beverage

    Examples of studies and work experiences considered applicable:

    • Foodservice studies: Culinary arts; hotel, restaurant and institutional management; hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related
    • Communication studies: Journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related
    • Work experience: Restaurants and other foodservice outlets; print, broadcast and electronic media; public relations, advertising, and marketing

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be a full-time college student enrolled as of March 15, 2016, working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. Students attending high school as of March 15, 2016 are not eligible.
    • Expected graduation date must be no earlier than January 1, 2017.
    • You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need.
    • An official transcript of your current or last year of study must be included with your application or sent directly from the institution.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or other foodservice or communications professional familiar with your skills must be included with your application.
    • Answer 3 short essay questions: 1. What would you consider to be your ideal job? 2. What skills and experiences do you have that you think would contribute well to a possible career in food/foodservice communications? 3. What has inspired you to pursue foodservice communications as a career?

    For more information, please visit the International Foodservice Editorial Council website.

    ACT Second-Year Scholarship Program for Sophomores - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    The Account Control Technology Foundation works to improve the future of students and the greater community by offering financial literacy and debt management education, mentorship and support to those in need.

  • ACT Second-Year Scholarship Program
  • The Second-Year Scholarship Program is for current undergraduate students who plan and qualify to enroll as second-year students (sophomores) in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the Fall of the 2016-17 academic year. A total of 25 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students nationwide.

  • Eligibility:
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Be a current postsecondary undergraduate student.
    • Plan and qualify to enroll as second-year students (sophomores) in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2016-17 academic year.
    • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

    For more information, please visit the ACT Foundation website.

    We have had a past winner for this scholarship!

    Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    Parents and students nowadays understand higher education can be costly. Scholarships can help defray the cost. HFM offers academic scholarships to individuals in the bleeding disorder community and their families to help defray the cost of higher education.

  • Who can apply?
    • Anyone with a bleeding disorder may apply
    • Immediate family members of those with a bleeding disorder may apply
    • Michigan residents seeking a post-secondary education, which can include a community college, university, or trade school
    • Past applicants are eligible to re-apply
    • Winners are only eligible to receive one $2500 scholarship award
    For more information, please visit the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan website.

    Barry Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Barry County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Beth Helrigel Wester Memorial Scholarship Fund:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • For graduating seniors or past graduates
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA required
    • Must be pursuing a major or minor in art or music; if no qualified art or music major/minors apply then secretarial or business majors will be considered
    • Financial Need Required
    • Students must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher
    • The preferred student will be chosen based on the following considerations: school and community activities, work experience, essay content.
  • Lynn Helrigel Summers Memorial Fund:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior or graduate
    • Minimum of a 2.5 GPA required
    • Student must demonstrate financial need
    • Must be pursuing a major or minor in the fields of art or music; if no qualified music or art students apply, education majors will be considered
    • Must submit a letter of teacher recommendation
    • The preferred student will be chosen on the following considerations: community/school/work involvement and essay content
  • Rodney & Rena Schad Memorial Scholarship for Industrial Arts:
    • Thornapple Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior
    • Must be pursuing a 2 or 4 year College/Technical degree in a technical field or industrial arts
    • Must submit a letter of teacher recommendation
  • Ethel Denton Groos Memorial Scholarship:
    • Student must be a Barry County resident.
    • Student must be planning to pursue a 4 year degree in a Fine Arts program.
    • Student must demonstrate community involvement through non-academic school activities, volunteer work, or work experience.
    • Student will be evaluated on essay content.
  • GFWC Hastings Women’s Club “Jumpstart Your Future” Scholarship Fund:
    • Barry County Residents
    • Graduating senior and graduates
    • Must be pursuing a 4 year degree in Fine Arts
    • The preferred student will be chosen based on the following considerations: school and community activities, work experience, essay content
  • TAEF-Adele and Arnold Parker Family Scholarship Fund
    • Barry County resident
    • Student must be planning to pursue a 4 year degree in a Fine Arts program
    • Student must demonstrate community involvement through non-academic school activities, volunteer work, or work experience
    • Student will be evaluated on essay content
  • DKEF-Hofmeister Memorial Scholarship
    • Delton Kellogg Schools
    • Graduating senior
    • Must be pursuing a major in the field of Music or Fine Arts
    • Consideration will be given to student who demonstrates community involvement with music
    For more information, please visit the Barry Community Foundation website.

    Tailhook Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    One of the missions of the Tailhook Educational Foundation is "to educate the nation's public with regard to the history and present day activities of the United States Navy carrier aviation and its importance to our country's national security." This includes providing educational scholarships to children and grandchildren of present and former United States Navy carrier aviation personnel.

  • Scholarship Eligibility:
  • To be eligible for a Tailhook Educational Foundation scholarship, an individual must be a high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former (U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps / U.S. Coast Guard) Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Naval Aircrewman. Also eligible are individuals or children/grandchildren of individuals who are serving or have served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in ship's company or the Air Wing. Eligible applicants must be accepted for undergraduate enrollment at an accredited college.

    For more information, please visit the Tailhook Association website.

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    Dolphin Scholarship Foundation grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren of members or former members of the submarine force or those who have served in submarine support activities.

    Scholars are selected on the basis of academic proficiency, commitment and excellence in school and community activities, as well as, financial need. Since our founding 55 years ago, Dolphin Scholarship Foundation has granted nearly ten million dollars to more than 1,100 outstanding students attending universities and colleges throughout the U.S.

  • Students
    • High school senior or college student
    • Child or stepchild of member or former member of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force
    • Unmarried on March 15
    • Under age 24 on March 15
    • Scholar must attend a four year accredited college or university OR a two year community college and intend to work toward a BS, BA or Associates Degree
  • Sponsors - Sponsor must meet one (1) of the following requirements:
    • Sponsor must be qualified in submarines and served on active duty in the Submarine Force for a minimum of 8 years. or
    • Sponsor must have served on active duty in submarine support activities for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Additional Criteria
    • Service years do not need to be consecutive.
    • Student is eligible if his or her Sponsor died on active duty while serving in the Submarine Force.
    • Time in service requirement may be waived by DSF if Sponsor qualified in submarines and was medically discharged or retired due to injury or illness which occurred in the line of duty.
    For more information, please visit the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation website.

    Automotive Recyclers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    The Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization, whose purpose is to promote education through the awarding of scholarships annually to students on the basis of academic achievement. Eligible applicants must be children of an employee of a licensed direct/branch ARA recycler member company.

  • Requirements for first-time applicants:
    • Be enrolled as a high school senior, and/or plan to continue or pursue a full-time post high school program in a college, university, or school providing trade, business or technical programs.
    • First-time applicants must have achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average, or the equivalent, in their previous educational program. Renewal applicants must have achieved at least a 2.75 grade point average, or the equivalent, in their previous educational program.
    • A parent must be a current employee of a Licensed Direct/Branch Recycler Member of ARA with a hire date at least one year prior to March 15 of the application year.
    For more information, please visit the ARA Foundation website.

    American Postal Workers Union - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship will award $8000 ($2000 annually) to ten recipients (one male and one female from each of the five postal regions) to apply towards their four-year college tuition.

  • Eligibility:
    • A senior attending high school or other secondary school.
    • Child, grandchild, stepchild or legally adopted child of a current, retired, or deceased APWU member.
    • Parent or grandparent must be a full dues paying member or retiree member in good standing or must have been a member immediately preceding death.
    • Must attend an accredited college or university.
    • Must maintain a “B” average.
  • Along with a completed scholarship application and transcripts, please submit a 350-500 word essay on one of these topics:
    • How would you use social media to organize an APWU rally (at the main branch of your local post office) with the theme “U.S. Mail is Not for Sale”?
    • What is the current and future impact of computer technology on postal service work?    Discuss the pros and cons of collective bargaining to protect traditional postal work (e.g. mail collection, sorting, processing and delivery).
    • For future employment, what will be the benefits for you to work for a company where workers have a union, as opposed to a company where no union exists?
    For more information, please visit the APWU website.

    Daughters of the Cincinnati - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    The Daughters of the Cincinnati gives college scholarships to the daughters of career commissioned officers of the United States armed services. Founded in 1894 by descendants of George Washington’s officers, our organization has given scholarships to officers’ daughters for over a hundred years.

    Applicants must be daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States military (Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy/Coast Guard). Students must be a high school senior.

    Selection is based on both merit and financial need. The application process includes an essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from the applicant's community, and a Student Aid Report (SAR).

    For more information, please visit the Daughters of the Cincinnati website.

    American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15, 2016

    It is important to acknowledge the sacrifices of our servicemembers who preserve our freedom, but that is not enough. The sacrifices of the children of those who served should also be honored. Providing funds to assist these children so they can pursue higher education is a concrete way of showing how much we, as a nation, care.

    The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship program to support the children of our warriors. These scholarships are awarded to 15 students annually who excel in academics and volunteer in their communities.

    Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, or great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.

    Requirements:
    • Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.
    • Must submit an original article consisting of no more than 1,000 words. The title of the article/essay will be "How Military Families are Keeping the Promise to Preserve our Freedom."
    • The following four letters of recommendation are required: One letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which the applicant will graduate, to include size of class and student's position in the class and the cumulative grade point average, one letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of the applicant's choice, and two letters from adult citizens, other than relatives, attesting to the applicant's character in regard to conduct, citizenship and leadership.
    • Applicant must complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community, verified in writing by the recipient organization(s).
    For more information, please visit the American Legion Auxiliary website.

    Saugatuck Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 16, 2016

    The Saugatuck Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1986. Our mission is "To provide scholarships to Saugatuck Public School graduates who demonstrate financial need, distinguished academic achievement and a commitment to community service."

    These scholarships are maintained through the Allegan County Community Foundation. Type in Saugatuck in the search box.

    For more information, please visit the Allegan County Community Foundation website.

    Wholesale Halloween Costumes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2016

    Use your creative abilities to earn scholarship money. You could win $500 to put toward your college expenses. The winner of our WHC scholarship contest will have their submission featured on our Facebook page and our blog. Use your imagination while following the rules outlined below and you could be our scholarship winner.

    The Wholesale Halloween Costumes Scholarship is offered to part time and full time college students. One applicant will be selected to receive a $500 scholarship award. Our goal is to contribute to higher education and learning by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books.

  • Two Sentence Horror Story Contest
  • Halloween may be over, but our love of horror is year round here at Wholesale Halloween Costumes! For our next scholarship contest, your goal is simple: come up with the scariest, most bone-chilling short story that you can. Here's the catch - when we say short story we're putting the emphasis on short. As the contest name states, your submission can only be two sentences in length. Submitted stories will judged based on overall quality, originality, creativity, and scare factor!

    • Must be enrolled at an accredited two or four year college or vocational school within the United States.
    • Must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.
    • One submission per person.
    For more information, please visit the Wholesale Halloween Costumes website.

    Charlevoix County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 16, 2016

    Each year, the community foundation distributes more than 100 scholarships to students heading off to college. The scholarships range from $250 to $4,000 and are available to students from a variety of backgrounds with varied interests. (Several scholarships are also available for Emmet County residents.) We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Kristen Cleary Memorial Scholarship
  • Kristen was an extraordinary young woman whose talents included music composition, writing poetry, and exploring different art forms. Her plans to pursue a career in art never came to fruition, due to a fatal tragedy. The Cleary family established an art and music scholarship in her memory. Two (2) $1,000 scholarships are available.

  • Criteria/Requirements:
    • Charlevoix County or Emmet County graduating senior
    • Pursuing a course of study in music and/or art at a two or four-year college
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • CCCF’s Common Application Form
    • Candidate must also submit three (3) pieces of the candidate’s original art from their portfolio, and/or a recorded tape or CD of their vocal or instrumental performance
    • Personal statement that discusses the applicant’s views on the importance of art or music and the impact that it has had on their life. This should include the applicant’s plans for continuing on with their passion for art or music and any other collegiate or career goals (maximum one (1) typed page)
    • Consideration will be given to submitted art samples, academic performance, school involvement, community service, and personal statement, and any special circumstances
    For more information, please visit the Charlevoix County Community Foundation website.

    KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 17, 2016

    The REACH Educational Grant Program® helps KFC Restaurant hourly Team Members and Shift Supervisors pursue their educational dreams by providing college tuition assistance via grants of $2,000 and $2,500. The awards may be used to attend any accredited four-or two-year college, as well as trade/vocational schools. Winners are selected via a competitive application process and may reapply each year.

  • Applicants to the REACH Educational Grant Program® must meet the following criteria:
    • You must be a high school senior, high school graduate (or equivalent) or college undergraduate, graduate, or trade/vocational school student
    • Students of any age may apply
    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale is required to be eligible for the regular REACH Educational Grant ($2,000)
    • If you have previously received a REACH Grant and have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, then you are eligible to receive the REACH Rising Stars award ($2,500)
    • You must be employed at a KFC U.S. restaurant that is participating in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation’s 2016 Cole Slaw Donation Program (All KFC Company Restaurants are in the program-not all franchisee-owned restaurants participate)
    • You must be an employee (Team Member or Shift Supervisor) of KFC or its Franchisees/Licensees
    • If you have not received a REACH Grant previously, you must currently work an average of 15 hours or more per week, with a minimum of six months of continuous employment within the KFC system (includes KFC multi-brand restaurants) as of the application deadline of March 17, 2016
    • Previous winners do not have to meet the 15 hours per week requirement, but they must still be actively employed at a KFC restaurant
    • You must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time or part-time course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or trade/vocational school
    • You must enroll in the 2016 fall term and earn a minimum of 12 credit hours during the 2016-17 academic year (fall and spring sessions combined)
    • You must be employed at a KFC restaurant at the time that REACH Grant and REACH Rising Stars are announced
    For more information, please visit the KFC Scholars website.

    FSU Poster Contest - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    It is estimated that the over 65 age group will represent 14.1% of the population in 2017 to over 21.7% in 2040. By 2050, over 83.70 million Americans will fall into this category, which is more than double the 65 and older in 2012. This population will have profound effects on health care, government, politics, law enforcement, building design, auto design, education, social work, business, music, etc. Everyone be affected by this worldwide change in population.

    A juried, poster board scholarship competition will be held April 7-8, 2016 at Ferris State University in conjunction with the Conference on Aging, Health Fair and Public Health Week. To participate in this competition, you will need to create a poster that illustrates how your area of study or future profession will be impacted. The deadline for entry forms to participate is 5 pm on Friday, March 18, 2016.

    Please email buckd@ferris.edu to have the entry form, judging guidelines and poster board design requirements emailed to you. If you need further details or have questions on the content, please email SteveKarnes@ferris.edu. Scholarship award amounts will be released in the next two weeks.

    Here is a PDF that will also give you more information. Poster Contest for Conference on Aging

    Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    The "Heroes' Legacy Scholarships" program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001. The program is open to their dependent unmarried children under age 23. A disability is defined as one that results in the service member being eligible for, and receiving, Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) or a permanent and total disability compensation rating of 100%.

  • Who Can Apply for a Scholarship
  • Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty may apply for a Heroes' Legacy Scholarship if they meet one of the following additional criteria:

    • One of the parents died while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001 in any branch or component of the U. S. Armed Forces OR
    • One of the parents, while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, became disabled - meaning that the parent qualified for receipt of Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) OR
    • One of the parents, who was on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, received a permanent and total compensation rating of 100% from the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • Also applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2016 in an accredited U.S. college or university, or junior/community college.
    • High school applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply.
    • College applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply. College freshmen must submit a first semester college transcript.
    For more information, please visit the Heroes' Legacy Scholarship website.

    Michigan Gateway Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    The Michigan Gateway Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Buchanan, Brandywine, Niles, Ross Beatty, Cassopolis, Berrien Springs, Galien, or Edwardsburg school districts.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation website.

    Appaloosa Youth Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    Each year the Appaloosa Youth Foundation awards thousands of dollars to youth who are pursuing higher education.

  • Territory Scholarship
  • Awards of up to $1,000 each may be awarded to one graduating high school senior in each one of the six territories.

    • must be a current member of the Appaloosa Horse Club or the Appaloosa Youth Association.
    • must be a high school senior.
    • an official academic transcript from the applicant’s most recent high school semester/quarter MUST accompany the application.
    • must attach a copy of your official ACT, SAT, or similar exam results
    • a photograph of the applicant MUST be attached to the application.
    • three letters of personal recommendation MUST be mailed SEPARATELY from the application itself.
    • must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
    • must submit an official acceptance letter for the academic year 2016-2017 from your College/University
    • 200-400 word essay summarizing your thoughts and feelings on the following:
      1. What your experience with horses has meant to you.
      2. Why you desire to continue your education.
      3. The personal qualities that you possess that you believe qualify you to receive a scholarship.
      4. Any circumstances regarding financial need.
      5. How receiving this scholarship will enhance your educational experiences.
  • Continuing Education Scholarship
    • must be a current member of the Appaloosa Horse Club or the Appaloosa Youth Association.
    • will be attending college in the fall of 2016 with a first or second semester sophomore standing.
    • an official academic transcript from the applicant’s most recent college semester/quarter MUST accompany the application.
    • a photograph of the applicant MUST be attached to the application.
    • three letters of personal recommendation MUST be mailed SEPARATELY from the application itself.
    • must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • 200-400 word essay summarizing your thoughts and feelings on the following:
      1. What your experience with horses has meant to you.
      2. Why you desire to continue your education.
      3. The personal qualities that you possess that you believe qualify you to receive a scholarship.
      4. Any circumstances regarding financial need.
      5. How receiving this scholarship will enhance your educational experiences.
    For more information, please visit the Appaloosa Youth Association website.

    Air Force Aid Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    Since its inception in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) has been committed to helping Air Force members and their families realize their academic goals. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program, the centerpiece of the Society's education initiatives, has been overwhelmingly popular. The value and success of this program is demonstrated in the 102,244 grants disbursed since the first awards were made for the 1988-1989 academic year.

  • Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be in one of the following categories (items 1-3) and meet all other eligibility criteria listed below (items 4-6):
    1. Dependent sons and daughters of Air Force members in one of the following categories:
      • Active Duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve on extended active duty, and Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty. All members must be on active duty through December 1, 2016 (all other Guard and Reserve are not eligible).
      • Retired due to length of active duty service or disability, or retired AGR/Reserve with 20+ satisfactory service years creditable for retired pay (all others are not eligible).
      • Deceased while on active duty or in retired status.
      • For financial aid purposes, a "dependent" student is one who will not reach age 24 during the award year; will not be a graduate or professional student; will not be a veteran; will not be an orphan or ward of the court; will not be married or have legal dependents other than a spouse.
    2. Spouses of Active Duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists on extended active duty. Member's active duty status must extend through December 1, 2016. Eligible spouses must be legally married to member (not separated or pending divorce) at time of application and disbursement of award.
    3. Surviving spouses of Air Force members who died while on active duty or in retired status.
    4. Will be a high school graduate enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student in the 2016-2017 academic year.
    5. Will be enrolled or accepted in an accredited college, university or vocational/trade school approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in federal aid programs.
    6. Maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grading scale.
    For more information, please visit the AFAS website.

    Community Foundation of St Clair County - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    The Community Foundation of St Clair County offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of St Clair county.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • John F. & Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship
  • The John F. Wismer and Rose Marie Wismer Community Foundation Scholarship will provide up to a four-year renewable($5,000 each year) scholarship to graduating St. Clair County High School students.

    • Resident of St. Clair County
    • Be a graduating senior of a St. Clair County High School
    • Demonstrate high intellectual and academic achievement and will be evaluated on the interest and respect for their fellow citizens, the ability to lead, and involvement in fine arts, athletics, co-curricular activities and service work
    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation of St Clair County website.

    Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    The recipient of the Dakota Pequeno Memorial Scholarship will be a student who has shown perseverance in eliminating obstacles that epilepsy and seizures may present, courage in dealing with epilepsy/seizures, community involvement, and commitment to their education.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder and confirmed by a letter from a physician.
    • Must be a high school senior or a high school graduate between the ages of 17-25.
    • Must live in Michigan. For applicants going to school out-of-state, your permanent address must be located in Michigan.
    • Must provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program.
    • Must submit a completed application and one letter of recommendation, preferably from an educator.
    • Write a short essay regarding epilepsy.
    For more information, please visit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan website.

    NIADA Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation was founded in 2006 by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 67 year old trade association, to “improve the independent motor vehicle industry by informing and educating consumers of the general public and training individuals associated with our industry.”

    The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women annually who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Be classified as a high school senior during the current school year and legally residing in one of the 4 regions indicated on the application (Michigan is in Region 1).
    • Have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as reflected by an official high school transcript.
    • Demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT scores.
    • REQUIRED ESSAY (Minimum 1200 words) The automotive industry survives by responding to the demands of the consumer and the health of the economy. Discuss your interest in the automotive industry, its impact on your family and how it demonstrates continued success by reinvention.
    For more information, please visit the NIADA Foundation website.

    Cancer Survivor’s Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 18, 2016

    Cancer Survivors' Fund is a non-profit organization chartered exclusively for charitable purposes; one is to provide scholarships for the benefit of young adults to give them a new purpose and meaning in life and to enable them to start and/or continue their college education.

  • Eligibility
    • The applicant must be a cancer survivor or currently diagnosed with cancer, but does not have to be receiving treatment to qualify.
    • The applicant is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate school.
    • The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from two different academic teachers addressing why they should receive the scholarship.
    • A letter from your attending physician verifying your medical history and current medical situation must also be submitted. Medical information will be kept confidential and will only be utilized to support the qualification of consideration for the scholarship.
    • The applicant must submit an essay discussing the following question. HOW HAS MY EXPERIENCE WITH CANCER IMPACTED MY LIFE VALUES AND CAREER GOALS? Essays must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1200 words.
    • The applicants must agree to do volunteer work to use their cancer experience to help other young cancer patients and survivors coping with a life threatening or life-altering event.
    • The applicants must sign a release that they agree to have their name and photo published in the news media or any CSF publication.
    For more information, please visit the Cancer Survivor's Fund website.

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Kendall Design Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 24, 2016

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Kendall Design Scholarship is available to a junior or senior-level interior or industrial design student at Kendall College of Art & Design. This scholarship is only available to KCAD students.

  • Students must:
    • Be in the Interior Design or Industrial Design major at KCAD
    • Must maintain full-time uninterrupted study during the subsequent school year
    • Students may submit two letters of recommendation from practicing interior designers
    • Students are required to submit an essay outlining academic strengths, why the student is applying for the award, what field of study is being considered, and how this relates to personal and career objectives
    • Proof of enrollment is required
    • Must submit transcripts reflecting a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
    For more information, please visit the Trendway website. Once you have the application completed along with the other required documentation, please email that information to taramccrackin@ferris.edu

    Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 24, 2016

    The Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships to individuals or family members of someone directly impacted by organ, tissue, or cornea donation including transplant candidates, recipients, living donors, their immediate family, and donor family members.

  • Requirements
    • You must be an organ transplant candidate, recipient, donor family member, living donor, or immediate family member of a transplant candidate or recipient.
    • Explain how donation/transplantation has influenced your life
    • Describe any community service you have taken part in
    • Explain your educational/career goals
    • Provide two letters of recommendation (not from family members)
    • Provide a copy of your acceptance letter for a college/university/trade/technical school
    For more information, please visit the Izzie's' Gifts of Hope Foundation website.

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Community Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 25, 2016

    The George and Lucile Heeringa Community Scholarship offers scholarships to senior-level students in area high schools. Scholarships are awarded to West Ottawa, Holland High School, Holland Christian High School, Grand Haven Senior High School, Zeeland East High School, and Zeeland West High School.

    In each high school listed above, all current seniors, who will be maintaining full-time uninterrupted study in a college level curriculum at an accredited college or university in the United States during the subsequent school year, are eligible to apply. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of scholastic aptitude, leadership abilities, community involvement, volunteer activities and talent. To be eligible for consideration, all application information must be complete.

    In addition to completing the application, a student biography is also required outlining: academic strengths, why the student is applying for the award, what field of study is being considered, and how this relates to personal and career objectives.

    For more information, please visit the Trendway website.

    Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 25, 2016

    The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is a collection of endowed charitable funds that benefit the people of Emmet County. Thanks to the generosity of community members dedicated to the scholastic development of area students, these scholarship funds have been established to help local students continue their education, expand their talents, and achieve their goals.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a winner of this scholarship in the past!

    Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 25, 2016

    If you are a young person today, you may wonder how you will ever pay for college? If you are a federal employee, the challenges may at times seem insurmountable. FEEA sponsors the only merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children--rewarding hard workers through our merit-based program.

    More than 400 students from across 27 regions will win scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. From this pool of 400, the top students in each region have the chance to win two additional awards.

  • Who is Eligible?
    • Current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses
    • Dependent applicants may first apply as high school seniors
    • Dependents must be full-time students; employees may be part-time
    • Enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary school, course of study that leads to a two-year, four-year or graduate degree
    • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
    For more information, please visit the FEEA website. Click on the picture of the application.

    CSA Fraternal Life - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 25, 2016

    CSA Fraternal Life was founded on the principle that each of us are brothers and sisters. For more than 150 years, CSA has been serving members nationwide and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our membership. We are a non-profit society owned by the people insured with us - our members.

    Scholarship grants are available for students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college, or university on a full-time basis and are renewable for a second year.

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Applicant must be a member in good standing of CSA Fraternal Life for a minimum of two (2) continuous years at the time of application. Premiums paid in advance will not be considered in determining duration of membership.
    • Applicant must have at least $5,000 face value in permanent life insurance or $1,000 cash value in an annuity.
    • Only Applicants with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) upon graduation from high school may apply.
    • Students already attending college must submit college transcripts which indicate a 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale). Students applying for a scholarship who have not yet completed a full year of undergraduate studies must submit their high school transcripts indicating a 3.0 or better GPA.
    • A grant recipient must remain a CSA member in good standing throughout the period covered by the award. If membership should cease during the academic period covered by the grant, the Society will expect reimbursement of the award.
    • Determining factors in qualification include: Class rank or grade point average (25 points), college test scores (30 points), extracurricular activities including CSA activities (15 points), and essay (30 points).

    CSA also offers scholarships to students seeking a Masters degree or post-graduate studies courtesy of the Blanche and Violet Dvorak Endowment Scholarship Fund. These funds are non-renewable. The application period for that scholarship is April 9 - July 6.

    For more information, please visit the CSA Fraternal Life website.

    Sturgis Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 25, 2016

    The Sturgis Area Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Sturgis county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Sturgis Area Community Foundation website.

    Allegan County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 29, 2016

    The Allegan County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Allegan county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply. Varying scholarship deadlines.

    For more information, please visit the Allegan County Community Foundation website.

    Battle Creek Community Foundation - Multiple Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2016

  • With the collaboration and coordination of many community organizations, the Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Battle Creek College Access Network is leading the way in aligning resources throughout our community to make postsecondary education and training available to all Battle Creek area residents.
  • There are many scholarships for students from the Calhoun County region. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Andert Family Scholarship
  • The late Norman J. Andert, a music educator, and Irene E. Andert, a retired healthcare professional, inspired subsequent generations of the Andert family to pursue careers in music, education, healthcare and public service. In their memory and honor, the Andert Family Scholarship provides assistance to students pursuing careers in the fine and healing arts for the betterment of human kind.

    • Applicants must be graduating seniors at Lakeview High School
    • Must be accepted by a four-year college or university of his/her choice to study the fine arts (e.g., music, performing arts, arts education, theatre, visual arts, film, etc.) or a healthcare field (e.g., medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical technology, etc.).
    • Students must demonstrate good character, citizenship and leadership.
  • Minges Family Scholarship
  • Frances Minges Delmerico Issac implemented this scholarship in recognition of the 150+ years the family has resided and was active in the Lakeview area.

    • Applicants must be current residents of Lakeview School District graduating from Lakeview High School
    • Be attending an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year community college.
    • Demonstrate a potential for success.
    • Financial need
    • Preference may be given to students intending to study music, art, or agriculture.
    For more information, please visit the Battle Creek Foundation webpage.

    Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 30, 2016

    Deanna Lynn Potts was born with Cystinosis and lived to be 27 years old. Before she died, she discussed her wishes to start a scholarship fund for children with Cystinosis. We know how devastating a chronic illness can have on a family emotionally, physically, socially, and financially. Children with Cystinosis are living longer, thanks to medical science and therefore, embarking on careers. These careers require education. Education is expensive, yet something we do not want to deprive our children of in our world today. Due to the financially draining medical costs, it might prove difficult to send a child to college.

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    • Each candidate must be a current high school senior, who has Cystinosis and have a financial need.
    • Documentation/verification of Cystinosis (e.g. letter from physician.)
    • An official copy of high school transcript.
    • Two letters of recommendation from current teachers/faculty members and/or counselors regarding applicant's scholastic aptitude and personal qualifications.
    • An essay of 500 words. We want to know a person who has played a vital role in student's life. How? Why? The essay should be typewritten and double spaced
    • A copy of the previous year's income tax return.
    For more information, please visit the Cystinois Foundation

    Odenza Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 30, 2016

    Odenza Marketing Group provides quality incentive marketing solutions that give our select clients a competitive edge in their market. Odenza has been providing incentive travel certificates to companies for their promotions since 1998. Our marketing and advertising support team provides you with everything you need to make your promotion a success.

  • To be considered eligible for the Odenza Marketing Scholarship you must:
    • Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30, 2016
    • Submit answers to two essay questions: 1. Choose a city located anywhere in the world that you believe would, from a future employment prospective, benefit your career. Explain in under 500 words how spending time in this city would help you become more marketable to a potential employer. 2. Why do you think you should be granted the Odenza Marketing Group scholarship?
    • Have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)
    • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
    • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada
    For more information, please visit the Odenza Marketing website.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 30, 2016

    HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating High School seniors, Community College transfer students, Undergraduate Students, and Graduate Students.

    Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.

    • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
    • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during the FALL of scholarship cycle year
    • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
    • Complete FAFSA
  • Other:
    • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
    • All majors and graduate fields accepted
    For more information, please visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website.

    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2016

  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards
  • Art must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil may be used. Digital art is not accepted. The art should be no smaller than 8" x 10" but no larger than 18" x 24", not including mat. Do not frame!

    Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation, and patriotism expressed; the content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas; the design technique; total impact of work; and uniqueness.

    • Students must be in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12.
    • Students must attend school in the same state as the sponsoring Ladies Auxiliary. Home-schooled students are eligible; foreign-exchange students are not.
    • Entry must have been done during the current school year—note that you must have your teacher’s signature.
    • Each student may submit only one entry.
  • Awards
    • $10,000 first place, (also includes a plaque and airfare plus two nights' lodging to attend the Ladies Auxiliary National Convention).
    • $5,000 second place
    • $2,500 third place
    • $1,500 fourth place
    • $500 fifth - eighth place
    For more information and entry form, please visit the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW website.

    **We have had a past winner of this scholarship!

    The National Children’s Cancer Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2016

    The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. We serve as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. In the United States, we ease the financial burdens that accompany major illness, give crucial support and address the challenges of survivorship. Abroad, we provide lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies to facilities that treat children with cancer.

    The Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer with determination and motivation.

  • Applicants must be:
    • A childhood cancer survivor under the age of 25 and diagnosed before the age of 18 with cancer or a high grade or anaplastic brain tumor
    • A citizen of the United States living within the country and attending school in the U.S.
    • Accepted into a post-secondary school in the Fall
  • Applications must include the following for consideration:
    • Beyond the Cure (BTC) Ambassador Scholarship application completed in full.
    • Written essay : What does survivorship mean to you?
    • Copy of the acceptance letter from the college, university or vocational/technical school you plan to attend in the Fall
    • Written documentation from your treating physician confirming your cancer diagnosis, age and date of diagnosis and treatment status
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Official transcript(s) with signature and/or official school seal
    • 2.5 minimum GPA
    • Brief summary of community service
    • Completed financial form that verifies financial status
    For more information, please visit the National Children's Cancer Society website.

    eCampusTours.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2016

    Register to win a $1000 scholarship from eCampusTours. It's as easy as 1-2-3...

  • Step 1 - Read the Scholarship Giveaway rules.
  • Step 2 - Create an eCampusTours account. If you already have a User ID and Password, you can go on to Step 3. You may retrieve your password if you have forgotten it.
  • Step 3 - Register for the scholarship.
  • For more information, please visit the eCampusTours.com website.

    Foster Care to Success Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2016

    “Any child who has lost the love and support of his or her parents through death, abandonment, abuse or neglect is an orphan.” –Joseph Rivers, founder of FCS.

    Foster Care to Success helps former foster children become successful adults. In most states, foster children leave the social services system when they turn 18. In the eyes of the court they’re adults, but few 18 year olds are emotionally, mentally or financially able to support themselves. Without someone to guide them, too many end up homeless, unemployed, incarcerated or pregnant. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

    Foster Care to Success scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need, and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and availability of other resources. Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 per academic year, and are renewable for up to five years if a student remains eligible.

      Applicants must:
    • have been in public or private foster care for a minimum of 12 consecutive months at the time of their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday.
    • have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school.
    • be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from FC2S.
    • have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required.
    For more information, please visit the Foster Care to Success website.

    Les Cheneaux Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from the Les Cheneaux community. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Les Cheneaux Arts Council Designated Fund - Endowed
  • The purpose of the fund is to provide annual support for arts programs, classes, or scholarships for students in the Les Cheneaux community.

  • Arts Council of Les Cheneaux Fund - Unendowed
  • To provide support to art programs, classes, or scholarships for students in the Les Cheneaux community.

    For more information, please visit the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation or call them at 906.484.2484.

    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31, 2016

    The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors. Scholarship applicants compete in one of the five geographic regions where the Teamster Member Relation’s Teamsters Union affiliate is located. One category of awards totals $10,000 each. These four-year scholarships are disbursed at the rate of $2,500 per year and are renewable annually. Other awards are one-time $1,000 grants. These scholarships are disbursed to the college or university at the beginning of the recipient’s freshman year.

  • Eligibility:
    • Be the son, daughter or financial dependent (this does not include spouses) of a Teamster member (hereafter also referred to as “Teamster Member Relation”) who qualifies (or in the case of retirees, has qualified)* as a member in “continuous good standing” in the Teamsters Union as defined in Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution;
    • Be in his/her last year of high school and may not apply if he/she has already graduated from high school;
    • Be in the top 15% of his/her high school class;
    • Plan to submit excellent SAT or ACT scores for evaluation (U.S. only);
    • Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States or Canada, as a full-time student.
    For more information, please visit the Teamsters website or this PDF.

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students (some scholarships are available for the surrounding counties of Allegan, Ionia, Ottawa, Montcalm, or Muskegon) bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. Scholarships are available to high school students, current undergraduate students, and current graduate students.

    We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply. Some scholarships are specifically for students attending colleges within the Grand Rapids area, including Kendall.

  • Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship:
  • Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) attending a non-profit public or private college/university majoring in Fine Arts including all visual and performing art forms. Must have financial need, be a Kent County resident, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • Mathilda & Carolyn Gallmeyer Scholarship:
  • Student is a Kent County resident (5 year minimum) pursuing undergraduate studies in painting/fine arts. Must demonstrate artistic talent, have financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA.

  • Paul Collins Scholarship:
  • Student is an undergraduate level student studying Fine or Applied Arts at Aquinas, Calvin, GVSU, GRCC or Kendall. Must be a resident of Kent County, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, have financial need, and demonstrate artistic talent.

    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website.

    **We have winners of these scholarships every year!

    Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship - Outside Scholarship for team members and their children

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Meijer team members and their children have a chance to receive up to $10,000 to further their college education with the Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship.

    The Fred & Lena Meijer Scholarship is a private scholarship fund that was established at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1975 originally for children of Meijer team members. In 2010, the scholarship program was expanded to include Meijer team members themselves and awards were increased from $500 to $1,000. The Meijer Foundation funded the scholarship in 2011 with a significant endowment to the Community Foundation, and enhanced the scholarship in 2016 to $3,000, while also providing two $10,000 scholarships: one each in Fred and Lena Meijer’s names.

  • Eligibility:
  • Student is a team member or a child of a team member who has been employed for a least one year at the time of the application deadline. Team members may be full- or part-time attending college full- or part time as an undergraduate level student with financial need. Children of team members must be full-time undergraduate level student with financial need.

    For more information, please visit the Grand Rapids Community Foundation website.

    North Central Michigan Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The North Central Michigan Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for graduating seniors of Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda counties.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the North Central Michigan Community Foundation website.

    Four County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Connecting Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and St Clair Counties

    The communities and schools eligible for scholarships are: Almont, Armada, Capac, Dryden, Imlay City, Oxford, and Romeo. There are opportunities for both high school seniors as well as students who are currently attending college.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Four County Community Foundation website.

    Japanese American Citizens League - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.

    The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to students at the entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, financial need and creative & performing arts. All scholarships are one-time awards.

  • Eligibility:
    • Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. All who meet eligibility criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply. You may join/renew online.
    • Applicants must be planning to attend full time at a college, university, trade school, business school, or any other institution of higher learning within the United States at the undergraduate or graduate school level in the fall of 2016.
    • Creative & Performing Arts applicants cannot be professional artists.
    For more information, please visit the JACL website.

    Sanilac County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Sanilac county. We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Sanilac County Community Foundation website.

    **We have had a past winner from here!

    Outdoor Writers Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Outdoor Writers Association of America Inc. (OWAA) sponsors a Bodie McDowell Scholarship program for tomorrow’s communicators. OWAA is interested in rewarding outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are working toward careers in outdoor writing, radio and television, wildlife photography, art, lecturing or video and film making. Ideal candidates are talented communicators with outdoor interests who want to become professionals in the outdoor communications field.

    The scholarship is open to all college students, undergraduates in their Junior or Senior year of study and graduate level, from all communications and journalism disciplines and all schools.

    Each candidate should have a career goal in outdoor communications, demonstrated by submission to OWAA of printed, film or taped material, job history, course orientation or other evidence of good faith. Outdoor communication broadly includes print, film and tape media, as well as outdoor art. The application must include:

    • OWAA application form properly completed.
    • Recommendation from a participating faculty advisor.
    • Grade transcript.
    • Examples of outdoor communication work.
    • A one- to two-page statement by the nominee that details career goals.
    • Optional letters of recommendation from outdoor communicators or employers familiar with applicant’s work.

    For more information, please visit the Outdoor Writers Association of America website.

    Project Yellow Light - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Project Yellow Light is a short film scholarship competition created to put a stop to the number-one killer of teens and young adults in America, in fact the globe - car crashes.

    For both the high school and college contests, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000. Yes, there's one contest at the high school level and one at the college level.

    Here’s what we’re looking for. A video designed to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save.

  • You have creative license – we want to see your personal expression come through in your video. You can video yourself, a group of people, make a cartoon, do a music video. Just keep it to 25 or 55 seconds exactly and make sure it’s in good taste.
  • In addition to a scholarship, the winning video will be turned into an Ad Council PSA and will be distributed nationally to 1,600 TV stations.
  • For more information, please visit the Project Yellow Light website.

    Millie Brother Scholarship for Hearing Children of Deaf Adults - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The Millie Brother Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to hearing children of deaf adults to help them pursue their education. The scholarship can be used for undergraduate or graduate study. On average two $3000 scholarships are offered annually. These are one-time scholarships, but you may apply for as many years as you are in school. First-time winners will receive preference. Applicants may compete for both scholarships, but a separate essay is required for each submission.

  • Applicants must be the hearing son or daughter of one or two Deaf parents.
    • A 2-page essay is required describing how your experience with Deaf parents has shaped your life and your goals. Include a description of your future career aspirations. Essays will be judged for organization, content, and creativity. We encourage you to ask someone else to proofread your essay before you submit it.
    • An official transcript from your high school and your college or university if you are currently enrolled.
    • Two sealed letters of recommendation from teachers.
    For more information, please visit the CODA International website.

    The American Legion Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Since the inception of The American Legion Legacy Scholarship immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, The American Legion offers its support to the children of fallen post-9/11 service members through this annual scholarship. It remains our civic duty and a point of pride to ensure these children are able to receive the best education possible after losing a parent in defense of this country.

  • Eligibility
    • Child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.
    • Applicant must be a high school senior or high school graduate.
    • Scholarship is for undergraduate study at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States.
    For more information, please visit the American Legion website.

    TwoTen Footwear Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    TwoTen Footwear Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to about 6,353 students since its inception in 1969. Annually, they help over 300 students nationwide meet the rising cost of a college education by awarding $870,000 in scholarships. They have two different scholarships available.

  • Higher Education Scholarships:
  • As a need-based Scholarship Program, awards are made based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Awards of up to $3,000 annually are renewable for four years of undergraduate study.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants or their parents must have two years' employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years)
    • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
    • Applicant must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational/technical school or nursing school
    • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA for above for renewal
  • Footwear Design Scholarships:
  • Unlike our traditional college scholarships, these scholarship opportunities are open to any student who is studying design with a focus on footwear.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
    • Applicant must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school
    • Applicant must submit three design drawings from their portfolio
    For more information, please visit the TwoTen Footwear Foundation webpage.

    Ashby B Carter Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees established the scholarship to honor past National President Ashby B. Carter for his outstanding leadership of the Union from 1945 until his death in 1953; and for his dedicated efforts on behalf of his fellowman as personified by his deep involvement in civic, community, and fraternal affairs throughout his adult life. The purpose of the fund is to encourage and aid serious young dependents of National Alliance members in their determination to further their education.

  • Eligibility:
    • All applicants must be dependents of members of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees. Such sponsors must have been members in good standing for at least three (3) years prior to the submission of application for scholarship.
    • All scholarship applications must be certified by the National Secretary.
    • All applicants for this awards must take the Aptitude Test of the College Board Entrance Examination at their Local High School on or before March 1 of the filing year.
    • Applicants must be High School Seniors.
    For more information, please visit the NAPFE website.

    Mary Free Bed Guild Disability Scholarhip - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a non-profit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2013, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Disability Scholarship Program intended for individuals with similar challenges as those treated by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on a regular basis.

  • Disability Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
    • Must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation
    • Must be able to competitively apply oneself in the desired field of study, potentially with reasonable accommodations
    • Student currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited college or university as at least a half-time status. (Half time as determined by your school.)
    • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
    • Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities
    • Must be a permanent resident in one of the following counties: Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun
    • Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study)
    • Citizen of the United States
    For more information, please visit the Mary Free Bed website.

    Second Marine Division Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    Since its inception in 1949 by Lt. Gen. Julian C. Smith, the Second Marine Division Association (SMDA) has grown steadily with thousands of members. The Camp Lejeune-based organization includes officers and enlisted men and women who are proud of their service. Our members continue their friendships with old and new comrades, and they perpetuate the spirit and traditions of the Marine Corps.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be an unmarried, dependent son or daughter or grandchild of an association member who served in the 2nd Marine Division or a unit attached to one of its subordinate commands such as hospital corpsmen, aviation, logistics, and other attached units.
    • At the time of application, the student must be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or currently enrolled as a full time student in an accredited college, vocational school or technical school.
    • The applicant’s family income, i.e., adjusted gross income, should not exceed $90,000.00 for the taxable year preceding the school year for which assistance is requested.
    For more information, please visit the Second Marine Division website.

    National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW), Inc. was conceived by fourteen spirited women who recognized a need to establish a communication network between women’s organizations and individuals to support the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative efforts and to provide a national forum to articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and families.

  • Arnita Boswell Scholarship
    • Be an African-American freshman, sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college or university.
    • Have accumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better from your previous or present institution
    • Be involved in school and community activities
    • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation.
    • Demonstrate a mastery of written communication skills in a 500 word essay. ESSAY TOPIC: In the recent political scene, the issue of “Black Lives Matter” keep coming up. Do you think Black Lives really matter and why?
  • Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier "Sister to Sister" Scholarship
    • Be an African-American women of at least 35 years of age or older
    • Be in pursuit of post-secondary education, whose education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands.
    • Must be pursuing a Bachelors Degree.
    • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation.
    • Demonstrate a mastery of written communication skills in a 500 word essay. ESSAY TOPIC: In the recent political scene, the issue of “Black Lives Matter” keep coming up. Do you think Black Lives really matter and why?
    For more information, please visit the NHBW website.

    Buckfire & Buckfire P.C Disability Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce the third annual Disability Scholarship intended for a student with a disability.

    The Disability Scholarship is $1,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited college or university. The scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions. We encourage all students to apply even if they are unsure if their specific disability qualifies for the scholarship.

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.
    • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis
    • Completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.
  • REQUIREMENTS
    • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
    • One-page typed essay describing how you overcame adversity caused by your disability and what you learned from the experience.
    • An official or unofficial copy of accredited college or university transcript including your most recent semester.
    • Diagnosis documentation of disability from a person qualified to make a diagnosis
    For more information, please visit the Buckfire & Buckfire website.

    Armenian Relief Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2016

    The ARS Eastern USA provides undergraduate scholarships to students of Armenian descent. Scholarship grants are awarded on the basis of financial need, merit, and involvement in the Armenian Community.

    • Must be of Armenian descent
    • Must be an undergraduate student completed at least one college semester at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States OR must be enrolled in a two year college and are transferring to a four year college or university as a full time student in the Fall.
  • The following information must be sent with the completed application:
    • Financial aid forms filed with a testing service or school’s financial aid office or a copy of the most recent Income Tax Return of applicant’s parents.
    • Recent official transcript of college grades with raised seal. No faxes or copies will be accepted.
    • Two letters of recommendation. The letters must include a letter from a college professor or advisor, and an affiliate(s) of Armenian organization(s) of which you are a member.
    • Tuition Costs- Include a copy of your school’s costs for the academic year. It can be the most recent official copy of the school’s bulletin or a statement cost.

    For more information, please visit the Armenian Relief Society website.

    AFSA Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2016

    American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program

    The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck!

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to high school seniors who are citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA.
    • Scholarship payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; student must enroll in semester beginning no later than fall 2016.
    • Selection of winners is not based on financial need.
    • Home-schooled students may apply as long as your course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.
    • You must attend a 2- or 4-year college/university/technical/career/online school based in the United States that has completed & received accreditation from an agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
    • Entries that do not meet ALL requirements will be automatically disqualified from the contest without notification to the student.
  • How to Apply:
    • Read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay". You may print the essay for reference if you choose.
    • Take a 10 question multiple-choice test. You may only take the test once.
    • For each question answered correctly, you will receive one entry into a drawing for one of ten $2,000 scholarships.
    For more information, please visit the AFSA Scholarship Program website.

    Dollar for Scholars Scholarship-  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2016

    The Dollars for Scholars Scholarship is a competitive based scholarship available for high school seniors bound for college or vocational schools who are members or are related to a member of Option 1 Credit Union with membership affiliation for at least 1 year prior to application. All applicants must be high school seniors and plan to enter a college, university or trade school in the next academic year

  • To enter, simply write an essay that explains the full meaning of the chosen topic:
  • "Changes of Life" - Describe a moment in your life that significantly altered how you perceived or felt about something.
  • For more information, please visit the Option 1 Credit Union website.

    The LAHC Scholarship Foundation Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 6, 2016

    The LAHC is proud and privileged to be recognized as a leading advocate of higher education and to have the distinction of being the largest scholarship assistance program in the area. Over the past twenty eight years, the Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program has awarded over 1,200 students of high academic distinction over $1.3 million dollars in scholarships.

    Being aware of the importance and necessity of higher education, and the hardships and obstacles students are facing due to exorbitant tuition levels, the LAHC has established the AASF to encourage and help these young achievers to pursue their academic dreams. The mission of this program is to provide scholarships to deserving and underprivileged students who possess the skills and desire to seek higher education; including high school graduates, college undergraduates and graduate students.

  • Eligibility:
    • have at least a 3.5 GPA
    • senior high school, current undergraduate and graduate students may apply but must attend full-time
    • do not have to be of Arab descent; open to all students
    • must be a US citizen or permanent resident and reside in the state of Michigan
    • financial need is highly considered
    • scholarship recipients are expected to attend the following two mandatory meetings in Dearborn, MI. One is on April 29, 2016 at 6 pm and the other is on May 6, 2016.
    • must submit a 500 word essay: We live today in a diverse society comprised of people from different ethnic backgrounds, creeds and countries of origin. Describe how important it is to embrace diversity while maintaining a sense of pride in your ancestral heritage.
    For more information, please visit the Lebanese American Heritage Club website.

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 8, 2016

    Established in 1999, the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides post-high school financial assistance to help the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job.

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers who have died or become permanently disabled in roadway zone accidents;
    • An applicant’s parent must have been employed by a transportation construction firm or a transportation public agency at the time of his or her death or disabling injury;
    • The scholarship award must be used to attend a post-secondary institution of learning that requires a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.).
    • A minimum, cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for consideration.
    For more information, please visit the ARTBA website.

    Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 14, 2016

    The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program is an annual competitive educational scholarship sponsored by the Foundation. This scholarship was created in honor of Beth Carew. Beth was an energetic, bright, loving, and caring woman. She was a person with determination and spunk. She was deeply concerned about her family and her community. She was one of the few women to be diagnosed with hemophilia A. Beth Carew died in 1994 of complications associated with hemophilia.

  • Eligibility:
    • Any undergraduate student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply.
    • Applicants must be diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder. Students who do not have an inherited bleeding disorder but whose parent(s) or sibling(s) have an inherited bleeding disorder are not eligible to apply, even though they are affected by an inherited bleeding disorder.
    • Applicants must have volunteered time and energy to directly benefit the bleeding disorders community. While general volunteerism is undeniably valuable and should be noted, applicants must document volunteer activities specifically within the bleeding disorders community in order to be considered for this scholarship. Regardless of any legitimate barriers to one’s ability to accomplish volunteerism within the bleeding disorders community, applicants should not apply if they cannot fulfill this requirement.
    • Applicants must be entering or attending an accredited 2 year or 4 year undergraduate institution in the United States to obtain their first undergraduate degree.. High school seniors, undergraduate freshmen, undergraduate sophomores, and undergraduate juniors may apply. Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergraduate degree later in adulthood may apply even if there was a gap in their academic career.
    • Applicants who are past recipients of the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship may reapply throughout their undergraduate career.
    For more information, please visit the Colburn Keenan Foundation website.

    Replace My Contacts - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    To apply for the Replace My Contacts Scholarship, complete a survey on-line and write an essay of 400-600 words on one of the topics below.

  • Essay Topics:
  • 1. Why is Eye Contact so Important when Interacting with Others?
  • 2. Imagine You Had the Ability to See for the First Time. Describe Your First Day with Sight.
  • 3. In What Ways Do Contact Lenses Improve Overall Quality of Life?
  • All eligible participants must be a currently enrolled full-time college freshmen, sophomore, or junior in the United States.

    For more information, please visit the Replace My Contacts website.

    Tuscola County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    There are many scholarships for students from Tuscola county. We have listed only those that are art related, however, we strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any general or high school specific scholarships for which you can apply.

  • Ashman Family Scholarship Fund – (Caro H.S.)
  • Established in 2004, to provide scholarships to Caro High School students who will be pursuing degrees in education or fine arts.

    For more information, please visit the Tuscola County Community Foundation website. To apply for scholarships, please contact your high school guidance counselor's office.

    Seabee Memorial Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    Since 1972, through the generosity of its supporters, SMSA has provided approximately 2,500 scholarships to children and grandchildren of Seabees and CEC Officers seeking a college education. Over the years, SMSA has increased the value of the majority of each scholarship from $600 to $3,000, and the number of students with SMSA scholarships in any year has grown from 6 to over 70. The SMSA desires to double the scholarship award amount in order to keep up with the rising costs of a college education, and to increase the number of students receiving scholarships.

    Children and grandchildren of Seabees qualify for an SMSA scholarship. Seabees are enlisted personnel with a Seabee rating; CEC Officers; or others who have served, or are serving, in a Naval Construction Force (Seabee) unit. Seabees can be active, reserve, retired, deceased or honorably discharged.

    The applicant must currently be a senior in high school or a high school graduate (the applicant may already be in college). Scholarships are awarded for two or four-year college degree programs; they are not granted for graduate study. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, scholastic record, citizenship and leadership.

    For more information, please visit the SMSA Foundation website.

    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair counties.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan website.

    Educational Advancement Foundation - Undergraduate Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    The mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) is to promote lifelong learning. This mission has been carried out by our leadership since 1980. Education can transform societies and renew hope within our communities throughout the world. EAF has worked diligently to fill the void in funding for education.

  • Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
  • To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:
    • Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 ("B" average);
    • Demonstrate community service and involvement.
  • Undergraduate Financial Need Scholarship
  • To be eligible for this one-year one-time only scholarship, the applicant must:
    • Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 ("C+" average);
    • Demonstrate community service and involvement;
    • Complete the Financial Need Analysis form.
    For more information, please visit the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation website.

    Polish National Alliance - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    The Polish National Alliance is pleased to make available scholarship applications to qualified members who are enrolled as full-time sophomore college and university students or above, and who will continue their undergraduate studies in the fall semester.

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Only college sophomores, juniors or seniors are eligible to apply for scholarships.
    • To be eligible to participate in the Scholarship Program the applicant must be a beneficial premium paying member in good standing of the PNA for at least three (3) years, or the applicant must be an insured premium paying member in good standing with PNA for at least two years, providing one parent has been an insured member for at least five years.
  • The application must include the following:
    • A completed application signed by the applicant and parent.
    • Most recent official college or university transcript. Copies and grade reports will not be accepted (if not available with application, then one must be received by April 15th). A computer printout will not be accepted. Without an official transcript the application is incomplete and therefore, will be disqualified.
    • Recent Photo (wallet size please)
    • In determining the recipients, the Scholarship Committee will take into consideration the applicant’s academic record, educational goals, involvement in fraternal and youth programs, - Church, community or college activities as well as family PNA membership. The evaluation will be on a Cumulative Point System. A GPA below 3.0 will not qualify.
    • A PNA Scholarship recipient must be a beneficial member at the time any award is paid. In addition, a recipient must be a member for a minimum of 5 years after the last award is received. If membership is not retained all awards received must be repaid.
    For more information, please visit the Polish National Alliance website.

    Diabetes Scholars Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need.

  • Eligibility:
    • High School Seniors with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    For more information, please visit the Diabetes Scholars Foundation website.

    Cadillac Area Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    The Cadillac Area Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Wexford and Missaukee counties.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Cadillac Area Community Foundation website.

    FRA Education Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    The Fleet Reserve Association believes that educating our service members, veterans and their families is important for their futures, as well as the future of our country. In addition to FRA's longstanding advocacy for enhanced DoD and VA education benefits, the FRA Education Foundation was established to support the needs of individuals pursuing higher education.

    FRA's Education Foundation sponsors a generous scholarship program that helps deserving students (including postgraduate) reach their educational and professional goals by presenting awards of up to $5,000 to individuals pursuing college and graduate degrees. The Foundation presents more than $100,000 each year to recipients based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities.

  • Eligibility:
    • Affiliation with the USN, USMC or USCG through your own service or that of your spouse, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent.
    • FRA members in good standing, their spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are eligible for a wider range of FRA Member Scholarships.
    • Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens and be full-time students at an accredited college and university in the United States.
    For more information, please visit the FRA Education Foundation website.

    Kathern F Gruber and Thomas H Miller Scholarships - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 15, 2016

    Spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren of blinded veterans are eligible for the annual Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship and Thomas H. Miller Awards to assist them with their higher education tuition. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit through an application process that is evaluated by a committee. Gruber and Miller scholarships are for one year only but recipients can re-apply and receive the award up to four times. The blinded veteran family member is not required to be a BVA member for the spouse or child to receive a scholarship. Qualifications for both programs are the same except for an added emphasis on music and fine arts for the Miller award.

    Each Kathern F. Gruber and Thomas H. Miller Scholarship applicant must ensure that written proof of his/her blinded veteran family member's blindness/sight impairment is submitted i.e., written statement of legal blindness from doctor. Please do not submit a DD-214 as proof of blindness.

    For more information, please visit the Blind Veterans Association website.

    Huron County Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 17, 2016

    The Huron County Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Huron county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Huron County Community Foundation website.

    Sports Unlimited Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 20, 2016

    Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. We believe in fostering development and empowering ourselves and others through higher education because it takes as much courage to succeed in the classroom as it does on the field. Once every year, we offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the athlete who inspires us most through his or her essay.

  • Essay Topic:
  • What is the biggest problem in high school sports and why?
  • Write a 500-1000 word essay on the subject above and answer a short survey on-line.

  • Eligibility:
    • You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college.
    • You can’t be related to anyone at Sports Unlimited.
    • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
    For more information, please visit the Sports Unlimited website.

    CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2016

    The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006. This program provides financial awards to students who have a passion for and plan on pursuing a career in the visual arts.

    The visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.

  • Eligibility
    • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student
    • Be pursuing a major in the visual arts
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Exhibit leadership and community service
    • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students who reside or attend school in a CBC member district.

    For more information, please visit the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation website.

    **Kendall has had students win this scholarship in the past**

    Communications Workers of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2016

    CWA, the largest telecommunications union in the world, represents over 700,000 men and women in both private and public sectors, including over half a million workers who are building the Information Highway. CWA members work in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable TV, journalism, publishing, manufacturing, airlines, customer service, government service, health care, education and other fields.

    The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the Communications Workers of America Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years. In his capacity as the first CWA President, Joe Beirne took great pride in the roles he played in the fields of education and learning and other areas of social concern.

    Fifteen partial college scholarships of $3,000 each are being offered for the 2016-2017 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.

    CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply. Applicants must be high school graduates or at least high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to schooling may also apply. Prior winners may not reapply.

    An original essay must be submitted for your application to be considered. Please submit a typed, double-spaced essay of no more than 250 words. The topic of this essay should be related to any aspect of the Labor Movement and how it has affected your life. For example what role have unions played in your family or why are unions important. In the same document but after the essay, please let us know if you have a major or career objective.

    For more information, please visit the CWA Union website.

    LEAGUE Foundation at AT & T - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2016

    Since 1996, LEAGUE Foundation has awarded college scholarships to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (GLBT) graduating US high school students based on the following achievements: a cumulative grade point average; significant involvement in community service; and acceptance to an accredited US college or university.

    The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria.

    • Be graduating from high school in the year he / she applies for a scholarship.
    • Be a United States Citizen or be a legal immigrant.
    • Be attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada. Proof of acceptance is required.
    • Provide an OFFICIAL copy of his / her high school transcript showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better using a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Weighted average can be used in this calculations. If the applicant’s high school does not use a numerical grading system, then a complete description of the measures of success and requirements for graduation is required.
    • Complete 2 personal essays as outlined on the application form.
    • Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members.
    • Prepare a detailed list of community involvement. “Extra-Credit” is given to those activities and leadership roles relating directly to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
    • Sign an acknowledgement form agreeing to the outlined terms and conditions of the application. (See application form)
    For more information, please visit the LEAGUE Foundation website.

    TREA Enlisted Association Memorial Foundation -  Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2016

    The mission of the Foundation is to support and assist fellow veterans, active and retired, their families, military widows and children as necessary to provide assistance during their time of need and to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors - including active components, Reserves, and National Guard, and all retirees. The Memorial Foundation provides educational assistance and opportunities to the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of TREA and TREA Auxiliary members.

    All applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is or was a member in good standing (deceased or otherwise) of The Retired Enlisted Association. Adults or emancipated children are not eligible.

  • Eligibility
    • Applicants must have Dependent status.
    • Must be the child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of a TREA member in good standing, or of a deceased person who was a member at time of demise.
    • An applicant must meet all prerequisites for entering the college, university, or vocation/technical school chosen and be a current year high school graduate or enrolled in an institution of higher learning.
    • Special consideration will be given to applicants demonstrating financial need (if justified).
    • Full-time students only.
    • Three hundred (300) word essay on the following topic: "Does the United States still welcome the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free? Should the United States still continue to open its shores to people like the Syrian refugees that are at the center of such conflict? "
    • A copy of your most current official high school or college transcript. If the school will be sending this transcript under separate cover, attach a brief note so stating.
    • A copy of the letter of acceptance from the institution you plan to attend. If a letter of acceptance has not been received at the time this application is mailed, attach a brief note so stating and forward a copy of the letter of acceptance as soon as it is received.
    For more information, please visit the TREA website.

    Elaine Chapin Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2016

    Named in honor of Elaine Chapin, this scholarship will provide funds to support the post-secondary education of students impacted by multiple sclerosis, either directly or as a family member.

  • Recipients will be chosen on the basis of:
    • financial need,
    • academic standing and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives.
    • Applicants must be citizens of the United States who plan to enroll or are enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, vocational or technical school located in the United States.
    • Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license or certificate.

    Applicants must send their completed application, an official transcript of their most recent academic grades, a personal essay detailing how MS has affected your life (500 word maximum), plus (2) letters of reference to the address listed at the top of the scholarship application for consideration. The final selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by the family of Elaine Chapin.

    For more information, please visit the Elaine Chapin Fund website.

    Michigan Job’s Daughters - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: April 30, 2016

    Job's Daughters International™ is a premier organization for young women that provides a wholesome environment based on the foundation of high morals, love of country, love of family and friends and respect for others throughout the world. It is a living organization dedicated to meeting the needs of young women today and their challenges of tomorrow. It is a quality organization that fosters a sense of pride in achievement for each and all members as they prepare to become the adult leaders of the future.

    Scholarships are available to aid Job’s Daughters of outstanding ability who have a sincere desire to further their education. High school seniors or graduates, junior college, technical or vocational students or college students and those in early graduation programs who are Job’s Daughters in good standing in their Bethels may apply for their scholarships.

    For more information, please visit the Michigan Job's Daughters website.

    AMVETS National Service Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2016

    AMVETS annually awards scholarships to Veterans, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves for part-time or full-time undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses. Children and grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, and Guard/Reserves are also eligible to apply.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a United States Citizen
    • Must provide evidence of active duty status or veteran status having served honorably
    • Must have a high school diploma or GED
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment to an eligible program
    • Must not be in default on a federal student loan
    • Must not be convicted under state or federal law for sale of or possession of illegal drugs
    • Must agree to authorize AMVETS to publicize your scholarship award, if you are selected
    For more information on their individual scholarships, please visit the AMVETS website.

    Smith Publicity Book Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30, 2016

    One of the leading marketing firm and book publicity firms in the publishing industry, Smith Publicity is offering an $1,000 scholarship to one high school or college/university student in the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best essay on persuasive writing. (1500 word limit).

  • Points which must be addressed are
    • The most essential elements of persuasive writing,
    • At least one personal example of how the student persuaded someone through writing, and
    • Comparative analysis of the art of persuasion through language versus verbally.
    For more information, please visit the Smith Publicity website.

    Army Emergency Relief MG James Ursano Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private non-profit organization with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need. The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program was established in 1976 as a secondary mission to help Army families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children.

    The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years.

  • Eligibility
    • Student must be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or a deceased active or deceased retired Soldier.
    • Student must be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).
    • Student must not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch
    • Student must be enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary or vocational institution
    • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    Army Emergency Relief Spouse Education Assistance Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    The Spouse Education Assistance Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist spouses of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years of full time study, or eight academic years for part time study if they meet the eligibility criteria below.

  • To be eligible for the Spouse Education Assistance Program, the student must:
    • be the spouse of an active duty or retired Soldier or the widow(er) of a Soldier who died while on active duty or while retired.
    • student must be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).
    • student must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and may be enrolled part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours per semester or term) or full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester or term).
    • student must not be a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or other military branch.
    • student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    For more information, please visit the Army Emergency Relief website.

    BrickHouse Security “Wounded Warrior” Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    Working closely with law enforcement personnel for years, the BrickHouse Security team has come to understand and appreciate not only the value of service, but also how the personal sacrifice of men and women in uniform affects their entire family. When a person goes into harm's way to protect others, they do so at great risk to themselves and their own family.

    If you are a current or former uniformed law enforcement officer in the United States who was wounded in the line of duty, then you may be eligible to receive money for you or your child's college education courtesy of BrickHouse Security. Because the rising costs of tuition and other associated costs of higher education are difficult enough to manage under normal circumstances, BrickHouse would like to help those who deserve it most.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be the individual, spouse or dependents of a former or currently employed uniformed peace officer in the United States who was wounded, disabled or suffered serious injury in the line of duty.
    • High School Graduate or Current College Student
    • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative High School GPA
    • Complete a 250-500 word essay on the following topic: "Describe how your service and injury have impacted your outlook on higher education."
    For more information, please visit the BrickHouse Security website.

    Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship has been established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women.

    This scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually. The recipient will be notified by mail or email. The check will be forwarded to the acceptance institution.

  • Eligibility:
    • Is a United States Citizen.
    • Is a high school Graduating Senior, showing academic promise, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Include a letter from the high school attending, with transcripts.
    • Submit a biographical sketch and letter stating goals and how the scholarship will be used.
    • Applicants must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States in pursuit of a degree course of study.
    • Applicants must be a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service Woman, and must submit documentation of sponsor's military service.
  • Application Process:
  • The application process encompasses five steps.
    • Complete the Women's Army Corps Veterans’ Association application form.
    • Attach an official 7-semester high school transcript.
    • Include three letters of recommendation, one of which must be written by a teacher, counselor or principal.
    • Attach the biographical sketch of 500 words or fewer about your future goals and how the scholarship will be used. Include significant people and/or events that have influenced you.
    • Attach documentation of sponsor's military service.
    For more information, please visit the Women's Army Corps Veteran's Association website.

    Army Aviation Association of America - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    Recognizing that one of the nation's most precious resources is its children, in 1963, the Foundation established an ongoing program of providing scholarship grants to those sons and daughters of its members and deceased members who sought college-entry financial aid.

    The program has since been expanded to also provide both scholarship grants and loans to members who seek further education, as well as the spouses, siblings, and children of members or deceased members.

    • The applicant must be a member of AAAA, or
    • the spouse of an AAAA member or deceased member,
    • the son or daughter of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the unmarried brother or sister of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member, or
    • the unmarried sibling of a current member or deceased member.
    For more information about this scholarship, please visit the Army Aviation Association of America website.

    Wyzant Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    WyzAnt Tutoring’s annual scholarship contest is back. WyzAnt promotes quality education with our tutoring services, but we don’t stop there. We want to see students make it through college too, and we’re proud to offer scholarships to help make that happen.

    First place will receive a $10,000 college scholarship, second place will receive a $3,000 college scholarship, and third place will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

    In 300 words or less, describe a person who has inspired you.

    Using email and social media, reach out to friends and family to get votes for your essay. Finalists will be determined by popular vote!

  • Eligibility:
    • Open to current legal US residents who are at least 16 and are enrolled or expect to attend within the next 2 years.
    • Must be in an undergraduate program or planning to enroll by November 1, 2018.
    For more information, please visit the WyzAnt website.

    Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting offers two scholarships. The recipient for first place will receive $1,000 and the runner up will receive $500 upon acceptance to a four year accredited college or university. The candidates are evaluated on their involvement in their church, school, community, scholastic achievements, and Scouting.

  • Eligibility requirements
    • Be a registered active member of a Boy or Girl Scout unit.
    • Have earned the Eagle Scout Award for boys or the Gold Award for girls.
    • Be an active member of an Eastern Orthodox Church and must have received the Alpha Omega Religious Scout Award.
    • Have demonstrated practical citizenship in their church, school, Scouting unit, and community.
    • Be enrolled in an accredited high school, and in their final year.
    • Submit four letters of recommendation with the application: one letter from leaders of each of the following groups: religious institution, school, community leader, and head of Scouting unit.
    • For more information, please visit the EOCS website.

    Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides need based financial assistance and other services to members of the Naval Services of the United States, and their eligible family members and survivors.

    The Society’s Education Assistance Program offers interest-free loans and grants for undergraduate/post-secondary education at an accredited 2- or 4-year education, technical or vocational institution in the United States. This financial assistance is available for children of active duty, retired or deceased Sailors and Marines; and for spouses of active duty and retired Sailors and Marines.

  • Eligibility Requirements - Applicants MUST:
    • Be a child (under age 23 on May 1, 2016) of an active duty, retired or deceased Sailor or Marine
    • Be a spouse of an active duty or retired Sailor or Marine
    • Be enrolled, or planning to enroll, as a full-time student for the entire academic year (Aug-Jun) and pursuing initial undergraduate degree at a post-secondary, technical, or vocational institution that is located in the United States, accredited by a regional/national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and a participant in the U.S. Department of Education Title IV Financial Aid Programs
    • Have a cumulative 2.7 or better GPA on a 4.0 grade scale
    • Demonstrate financial need
    For more information, please visit the NMCRS website.

    Alger Regional Community Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 1, 2016

    The Alger Regional Community Foundation offers a variety of Scholarship Funds for residents of Alger county.

    We strongly encourage you to check out the website and see if there are any scholarships for which you can apply.

    For more information, please visit the Alger Regional Community Foundation website.

    Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 2, 2016

    The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's college scholarship program eases the financial hardships of a childhood brain tumor diagnosis and helps survivors reach their career goals.

    • Scholarships are available to high school seniors, high school graduates starting college and college students.
    • Diagnosed at or before age 19 with a primary malignant or nonmalignant central nervous system brain and/or spinal cord tumor, as identified by the World Health Organization.
    • A completed online application with all necessary uploaded electronic documents.
    • Signed physician’s letter confirming diagnosis
    • Signed medical release form
    • School transcript
    • One recommendation letter
    • Plan to attend or already attending an accredited academic institution within the United States.
    For more information, please visit the Cure the Kids website.

    Organization for Autism Research - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 2, 2016

    In 2008, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program to support the post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis As of December 1, 2015, OAR has awarded a total of $584,500 to 191 students from across the country through this program. Supported initially through gifts from the family of OAR Board member, Ed Schwallie, the scholarship fund has also received generous support from the Lisa Higgins Hussman Foundation in each of the last five years.

    OAR is please to invite applications from persons with an autism diagnosis (DSM IV or later criteria) pursuing full-time post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training in any of the following:

    • Four-year undergraduate college or university
    • Two-year undergraduate college
    • Trade, technical or vocational school
    • Cooperative life skills programs

    Eligibility: Any individual with an established autism diagnosis and who will be attending an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education in the United States is eligible to apply. Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on a full-time basis or be working toward certification or accreditation in a particular field (e.g., studying to be a paralegal, chef, etc.).

    For more information, please visit the OAR website.

    Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs- Outside Scholarships

    Deadline: May 15, 2016

    Odd Fellowship became the 1st national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the beautiful Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. Today, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs continue to exist with nearly 10,000 lodges in approximately 26 countries consisting of men and women who united together for mutual aid and conviviality, providing social and practical support for each other and their communities in every way possible.

    The EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows began its operation on September 20, 1927. The purpose of the Foundation is to operate a revolving loan fund for qualified students dependent in part, or wholly, on their own efforts for an education, and to award scholarships to students based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Since the beginning of the Foundation, donations of approximately $3,500,000 have made it possible for over 3,500 young people to receive student low interest loans amounting to over $6,800,000, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship awards.

  • Ingstrom Trust Regional Scholarship
  • The regional scholarships are based on Financial Need, Scholarship and Leadership. $3,000.00 is awarded annually to a student in each of 15 Regions of the US & Canada.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have completed one grading period in a College or University.
    • Applicants must be a member of the Order or have a relative who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge.
    • The Application must be signed by the Secretary of the Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge to verify membership.
  • Charles J. & Christine Wirz Scholarship
  • The Wirz scholarships are based on Financial Need, Scholarship and Leadership. Usually, two $2,000.00 scholarships are awarded annually to students without regard to Order affiliation.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have completed one grading period in a College or University.
    • The Application must have a Lodge endorsement.
  • Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology Scholarship
  • The Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology scholarships are based on Financial Need and Leadership. This scholarship evolved from the Lawson/Pezo scholarships that were awarded in 2005 from the efforts of LaVaughn Lawson, PGM and Martha Pezo, PP. $1,000.00 is awarded to eligible students annually.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants must have completed High School or have a GED equivalent.
    • Applicants must be a member of the Order or have a relative who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge.
    • The Application must be signed by the Secretary of the Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge to verify membership.
  • Non-Traditional Scholarship Application
  • The funds may be used for tuition, books and other educational expenses including transportation and child care. One-half of the award will be paid prior to enrollment of the student. One-half of the award will be paid when the Educational Foundation receives a transcript of the student's grades for the semester for which the student was enrolled to receive payment of the first installment of the award.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Be at least 30 years of age and not dependent upon parents or another person for support, or
    • Be married and not dependent upon parents or another person, other than your spouse, for support, or
    • Be supporting your own child and not dependent upon parents or another person for support.
    • Hold a high school degree or its equivalent.
    • Apply and be accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Applicant must be, or have a relative who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge.
    • The Application must be signed by the Secretary of the applicant or relative's Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge, with the Lodge seal affixed, to verify membership.
    For more information, please visit the IOOF website.

    Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s College Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 30, 2016

    This is an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. All applications for the scholarship must include the military veteran's, associated with the request for scholarship, DD-214 or if not available, a sworn affidavit attesting to the name, branch of service, years served and honorable discharge or current military enlistment of the veteran.

    The applicant must include name, address, phone number email, and if not the veteran themselves the relationship to the veteran. Additionally, proof of acceptance and enrollment into college for the upcoming year is required.

    The applicant must submit a 750 - 1000 word essay. The essay topic is : The American Military's Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States.

    For more information, please visit the Anthony Castelli website.

    Big Fish Games - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    The scholarship is a way for Big Fish to help one promising student on his or her journey through higher education. The $2500 scholarship will be awarded to one qualifying student with the most thoughtprovoking and well-reasoned essay as judged by a panel of Big Fish staff members.

  • Rules:
    • Entrants must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university for the 2016-2017 school year.
    • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
    • Limited to one entry per student. Attempts at multiple essay entries or invalid information will result in disqualification.
    • Entries will be judged on creativity, thoroughness, clarity of objective and plot.
    • Entries that have been plagiarized will be disqualified.
  • How To Win:
  • Write a responsive essay about: Can a video game elicit an emotional response? What makes a game affect you on an emotional level?

    For more information, please visit the Big Fish Games website.

    American Indian College Fund - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities.

  • Minimum requirements for all American Indian College Fund Full Circle scholarships include:
    • U.S. citizenship
    • Enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university
    • Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member.
    • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
    • Submission of a completed on-line application
    For more information, please visit the American Indian College Fund website.

    Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    The Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a college-bound high school senior who is living with a terminally ill parent and who demonstrates a compelling personal and financial need, a strong sense of family, and collegiate promise. The award amount is a one-time payment of $1,000.

  • 1. VIDEO SUBMISSION
  • Record a video (with a digital camera, phone camera, webcam, etc.) of yourself answering the following questions:
    • How have you and your family been impacted by your parent's illness?
    • What does this parent mean to you and how has s/he made you who you are today?
    • Why do you need an Inheritance of Hope Legacy Scholarship?
  • This video must adhere to the following criteria:
    • maximum length of 5 minutes
    • maximum file size of 500 MB
  • 2. DOCTOR'S NOTE
  • You must submit a letter from a doctor verifying that your parent has been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. The letter must be on the doctor's letterhead and include the following:

    • Full name of the ill parent
    • Date
    • Diagnosis
    • That the condition is terminal or life-threatening
    • The doctor's name both printed and signed

    Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.

    For more information, please visit the Inheritance of Hope website.

    Rocket 55 Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    Rocket 55 is the premiere Minneapolis St. Paul Web Design Firm. Rocket 55 is always looking for opportunities to give back. They are excited to award one qualifying student each year with a $1,000 scholarship.

    This year, you can qualify for the scholarship by writing an essay. They have provided three topics. Choose and write about the one that interests you the most. Your essay should be 300 – 500 words in length.

    • How is digital marketing different than (or the same as) traditional marketing?
    • What is the role of social media in overall business strategy? Does it play a role?
    • What makes a website “great”?
    For more information, please visit the Rockett 55 website.

    AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    Each year, AWeber offers a $1000 scholarship to one talented thinker and writer.

  • To apply for the 2016 AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship, complete the following two steps:
    • Take the nine-question survey which will ask you about how you use different communication technologies.
    • Respond to the following essay prompt in 500 or fewer words: In recent decades, communication has changed rapidly and impacted society in dramatic ways. Think of how it has evolved over recent generations, and answer the following questions:
    1. How have communication tools and habits changed from your parents' generation, compared to yours? Has this been a positive, negative or neutral change, and why?
    2. How do you think communication tools and habits will change for your children? Will this be a positive, negative or neutral change, and why?

    Please note that both steps are required - students must complete the survey and submit an essay to be eligible for the scholarship.

    The scholarship is open to students in the United States who are currently enrolled as full-time college freshmen, sophomores and juniors, as well as high school seniors. Only one entry is permitted per student.

    For more information, please visit the AWeber website.

    OrnamentShop.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2016

    Write a 1000 word minimum essay on the following topic:

    Do social media sites increase or decrease the social skills of people?

  • Eligibility:
  • Any graduating high school senior or current college/university student in the United States with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

    For more information, please visit the OrnamentShop.com website.

    180 Medical - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2016

    180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy).

    Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, they have developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education.

      To be in consideration for a scholarship award, you must include the following:
    • Application
    • Physician's statement of diagnosis
    • Most recent official transcript
    • Document verifying acceptance by college (or current enrollment)
    • Essay: (750 word maximum):
        Tell your story. Include how your medical condition has affected your life and explain your goals for the future.

    The student must be a legal resident of the United States and attend full-time in the fall for their associates, undergraduate or graduate degree. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, or neurogenic bladder, or an ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy or urostomy).

    For more information, please visit the 180 Medical website.

    MedPro Rx Education is Power Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2016

    As we all know, “Education is Power” and power enables one to achieve the goals that may bring them success. With success comes an opportunity that enables individuals to have choices not necessarily possible without furthering one's education.

    Eligible scholarship applicants include individuals living with hemophilia A, hemophilia B, or von Willebrand Disease. A minimum of 20 scholarships will be awarded ranging in value from $500-$2,500.

  • Scholarships will be awarded based on the following requirements:
    • Must have a bleeding disorder as defined above
    • Must be a United States resident
    • Must be entering or attending a community college, junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school in the fall of 2016
    • Community involvement and/or volunteer work
  • Required Documentation:
    • Completed application with signature
    • Documentation from a physician/nurse of your bleeding disorder
    • Copy of most recent transcript
    • Proof of Admission to the School
    • Proof of School Tuition (this can be found on the college website)
    • Provide a separate document outlining your community involvement and/or volunteer work letter
    • Essay: Choose one of the following questions (no less than 250 words)
      • What are your dreams and aspirations?
      • Tell us what you are most passionate about?
      • How has living with a bleeding disorder affected your life?
      • If you had the power to change something in the world what would it be?
    • One letter of Recommendation or Character Reference
    • Signed Grant and Release form
    For more information, please visit the MedPro Rx website.

    Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2016

    Oz Moving & Storage knows that moving to college is tough; leaving your family behind to live on your own is just one of the many challenges that new students face. We also love to give back to the community. That’s why we want to make everything a little bit easier. Oz will award one (1) talented student a $1,000 scholarship this year. We will choose a winner based on a creative multi-media piece or well-written essay entry that relates back to the subject of moving. You only need to pick one!

  • OPTION 1: SUBMIT A PICTURE
  • People love pictures; an image of a sailboat at sea featuring a quote from one of America’s great novelists Mark Twain. Something about the juxtaposition of the words and the background makes both more powerful. Creating pictures like these doesn’t require photoshop mastery, or a mastery of artistic form. More than anything, it takes the inspiration and creativity to see imagery in language, and messages in the world’s great sights.

    This is where you come in; we want you to create a picture like this about moving. It can be about moving to college, moving from your old hometown, seeing your friends or family move, or anything else moving related- it’s up to your creative spirit. Pick an appropriate background that will transform your words, and a quote that compliments that scene like any good subtext would. A great picture will evoke a great story much longer than the quote chosen, much wider than the picture can capture.

  • OPTION 2: WRITE A SHORT ESSAY
  • If you’re not feeling picturesque, you may also write us an essay.

    Choose a documented quote that you think relates to how you feel about moving to a new town or leaving your hometown for college. Give us the background and context of the quote but then explain why you chose it and how it embodies the feeling of moving to a new city. The essay should be 2-3 [pages (500-750 words)

    For more information, please visit the Oz Moving & Storage website.

    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 10, 2016

    Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

    To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.

    Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

    For more information, please visit the Abbott and Fenner website.

    CenturyLinkQuote.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 14, 2016

    Earn a $1000 scholarship from CenturyLinkQuote.com!

    Create an original infographic explaining how the advancement of technology usage is leading to new career paths and leading more students away from traditional careers. Use factual, unique information and site your sources. Be sure to make your infographic as creative and engaging as you can.

  • Applicant Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of CenturyLinkQuote.
  • Incoming freshman:
    • Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Must have taken either the ACT or SAT test.
    • Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2016 and August 1, 2016, who will enroll for Fall 2016 as a freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
  • Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students:
    • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale
    • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
    For more information, please visit the CenturyLinkQuote.com website.

    UsBundles.com Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 14, 2016

    Win $1000 toward your tuition with the USbundles.com Scholarship!

    Create an original infographic showing how technology may negatively impact today's students and examples of how some public institutions may be leveraging technology to improve education. Make your infographic factual and cite your sources.

    Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States and may not be an associate (employee) of any division of USBUNDLES.

    Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2016 and August 1, 2016 and will be attending an accredited college or university by fall semester 2016.

    Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

    For more information, please visit the USBUNDLES website.

    ATTSavings.com - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2016

    Win a $1000 scholarship!

    Create an original infographic showing how Apps are helping students learn in unique ways outside of traditional classroom settings. Make sure your infographic is original and factual (and cite your sources). Most importantly make your infographic engaging and as fun as possible.

    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
    • Incoming freshman: Applicant must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicant must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016 and will be attending an accredited college or university by Fall semester 2016.
    • Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016.
    For more information, please visit the All Homes Connections website.

    Starfleet Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15, 2016

    All STARFLEET members who have been in STARFLEET for at least one year total prior to the application deadline are eligible to apply for one of five (5) scholarships to help you continue or begin your studies at community colleges, four-year colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges, universities, graduate schools, or any other accredited institution/organization that offers a certificate/ certified program.

    All scholarships will be announced at or by the date of STARFLEET's International Conference ("IC"). In 2016, IC is August 12-14, in Louisville, KY.

  • ARTISTIC - Gene Roddenberry Memorial/Sir Patrick Stewart Scholarship for Aspiring Writers & Artists
  • This is for all those studying acting, dance, music, writing, literature, or for skills and training relating to the media, graphic artists, filmmaking, etc.

  • The contents of your COMPLETE application packet should include:
    • The STARFLEET Scholarship Application Form filled out in its entirety.
    • A two-page personal essay addressing the following items in detail: (1) Why are you applying for this scholarship? (2) What STARFLEET activities are you involved in? and (3) In what other extracurricular activities do you participate? (academic, athletic, interscholastic, non STARFLEET interests, career-related, volunteer opportunities, etc...)
    • A brief employment history, if any.
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation with signatures from the persons making the recommendation. These can come from teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, academic advisers, professors, employers, community, other volunteer leaders, or STARFLEET leaders (i.e., your CO, section chief, RC, EC member, or other ranking member of the organization). NOTE: You must have one letter of recommendation from a member of STARFLEET in good standing that has achieved the rank of Captain or above.
    • An official copy of your latest transcript.
    For more information, please see the Starfleet website.

    Big Sun Athletics Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 17, 2016

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in.

  • Please send a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:
  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
  • The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

    For more information, please visit the Big Sun website.

    Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2016

    Whether you're planning for college or already there, sign up for the CollegeSTEPS Program today and get tools, tips, and a chance to win $5,000.

  • Eligibility:
  • Sweepstakes is open to full or part-time students, 14 years of age or older as of 8/14/2015, who are in an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational institution or program (including, but not limited to, high school, college, university or trade school or are home schooled in an accredited program) and are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo website.

    Delete Cyberbullying - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: June 30, 2016

    In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student -- a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

  • Short Essay
  • Answer ONE of the following questions in 500 words or less.
    • Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?"
    • Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?"

    To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies.

    Selection is based on the written essay and focused on creativity, content and a commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. The awards are one-time only and not renewable.

    For more information, please visit the Delete Cyberbullying website.

    The Drive to Learn Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2016

    Shift Insurance has aimed to change the way you think about insurance and now we aim to change the way you think about learning. Pursuing post-secondary education can provide us with important experiences that extend our knowledge and contribute to personal growth. However, there are also life experiences that occur outside the classroom that can offer bits of wisdom in our lives. Consider driving, for instance. The majority of the country’s population spends a good chunk of time behind the wheel and/or as passengers on a regular basis but how often do any of us seize the opportunity to reflect on these experiences?

    Take a moment to think about your most memorable experiences—both good and bad—as a driver and/or a passenger. Whether or not you noticed it at the time, they probably helped you learn something about yourself, others, or life in general. Share your experiences with us! If you are currently a full-time student at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school, Shift Insurance wants to hear from you. Simply tell us about an important learning experience you had while on the road —either as a driver or a passenger—and you could receive $1000!

    Applicants must be enrolled full time (at least 12 undergraduate units or 6-9 graduate units) at a single educational institution located in the continental United States. U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

  • In 750-1000 words, prepare a written response that addresses ONE of the following prompts:
    • Some of the best life-lessons are the ones we learn from our mistakes. Share a lesson you learned when facing the consequences of bad decision-making as a driver or a passenger. Describe the situation and explain how it led to a valuable learning experience.
    • Learning how to drive is a different experience for everyone because some may find it easy to accomplish while others struggle with the challenge. Describe your experience. What did it take for you to become a confident driver? What valuable lesson(s) did you learn--about yourself, others, or life in general--during or after the process?
    • You may have noticed that people tend to change over time. For example, you're probably not the same person you were as a freshman in high school. Think about the driver you were when you first obtained your driver's license. Maybe you were a young and reckless driver or perhaps a timid and careful driver. Now think about the driver you are today. Describe how you have changed as a driver. Does this transformation reflect changes in other aspects of your life (i.e. driving more carefully after a near-death experience, driving aggressively after losing your job, etc.)? If so, explain. Would you consider this transformation to your benefit or do you see it as a potential problem? Why?
    • Although the vast majority of the country's population drives on a regular basis, there are still many people who do not. Are you one of them? What's keeping you from getting behind the wheel? Maybe the city you live in is not commuter-friendly, maybe you cannot afford to buy a car, or perhaps you simply choose not to drive. Describe your situation. Is this an obstacle for you? Why or why not? How has not driving influenced you and your life?
    For more information, please visit the Shift Insurance website.

    AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2016

    The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary College Scholarship has been established to recognize and reward need, academic achievement and potential of students; to stimulate recruitment of well qualified candidates for careers in our society today and to reflect the interest and involvement of a National Service Organization and its members.

    The applicant must be a current member, son/daughter, step-son/step-daughter, grandchild or step-grandchild of a current member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and be in at least his/her second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.

    • The applicant must submit a resume of not more than 500 words nor less than 200 words about himself/herself. It should include past accomplishments, career and educational goals, and objectives for the future.
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation (excluding family members) must be signed and dated by writers
    • Authorized copy of his/her most current transcript with accumulative grade average and an explanation of the grading system must be received in a sealed envelope
    • Copy of Ladies Auxiliary member’s current membership card
    • Completed copy of the Application Form
    • Signed copy of the Privacy Act Form

    For more information, please visit the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary website.

    Spokeo Connections Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1, 2016

    Write the best essay and you could win $1,000 towards college!

  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four year or two year college or university in the Fall of 2016 OR an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university.
    • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
    • Essay must be no fewer than 300 words and no greater than 500 words
  • Essay Topic
  • "Millennials" are often charged with having low attention spans and spending too much time texting or using social media. Do you believe that smartphones and social media have made you a more distracted person? Do you believe they have helped or hurt you as a student and individual?

    Upload your essay and transcript!

    For more information, please visit the Spokeo Connections website.

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: July 31, 2016

    For many students the biggest obstacle to a higher education is money. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship Program aims to help remove this obstacle by providing deserving students of all ages with scholarships that can be used to pay for college or graduate school. The first scholarship was awarded in 2001 and since then the scholarship program has been awarding money to help students pay for school.

    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program which means financial need is not considered. The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement. Past academic performance (e.g. grades and standardized test scores) are not considered. The goal is to create a level field where students have complete control over their applications and are not given an advantage or disadvantage based on financial or academic circumstances.

  • Eligibility
    • 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students.
    • Legal resident of the U.S.
    • Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.
    For more information, please visit the Gen and Kelly Tanabe website.

    Factor Support Network - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2016

    At Matrix Health Group our Mission is to provide individualized, focused services to people with bleeding disorders nationwide. Our Vision is to enhance the lives of those we are privileged to serve by providing the best pharmacy and support services possible. Our Mission and Vision are met by the value we place in five Guiding Principles. One of these principles is Enrichment. We understand that in order to perform at our best, we must always seek to learn and grow, while using our knowledge to assist and empower others.

    In acknowledgement of our Guiding Principle of Enrichment, Matrix Health Group companies offers nine (9) $1000 educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or other bleeding disorders, and in the case of three of the scholarships, immediate family members may also apply.

    • Must be a United States resident
    • Must have applied and been accepted to an accredited college, university or technical school in the United States on a full-time basis (12 credit hours or more)
    • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale during entire senior year of high school or current year of college or graduate school
    • Must submit copy of transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores
    • Must submit two letters of recommendation (copies acceptable); one from a teacher, instructor, professor or school administrator and one from an employer, church leader, volunteer coordinator, or other professional person
    • Outline of work experience
    • Outline of school activities, class offices, band, athletics, clubs, school publications, civic organizations, volunteer work, etc. Outline may be substituted with a resume
    • Signed Certification and Release
    • Employees and family members affiliated with Matrix Health Group are not eligible to apply

    Awards are based on criteria including, but not limited to academic merit, reference letters and essay. A Scholarship Committee will review the applications and decide to whom the scholarships will be awarded. Applicants are not required to be past, current or future customers of Matrix Health Group or its companies.

    For more information, please visit the Factor Support website.

    Click on "What We Offer" and drop down to "Scholarship Program".

    Slovene National Benefit Society - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 1, 2016

    Since the SNPJ Scholarship Program began in 1960, SNPJ has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarship funds to more than 5,000 members. Qualified Slovene National Benefit Society members are eligible for tuition assistance for their educational goals, provided they are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited college, university or trade school.

    To be eligible for an SNPJ Scholarship, the student must meet the following requirements:

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    • Be an SNPF member for at least 2 years
    • Have a $5000 minimum permanent life insurance policy in place ($2000 if purchased prior to Jan 1996)
    • Enroll at least part time at an accredited college, university, or trade school
    • Maintain at least 2.5 GPA (out of 4.0)
    • Participate in one SNPJ approved activity annually
    • Attend 1 Young Adult Conference
    For more information, please visit the Slovene National Benefit Society website.

    Job-Applications.com Working Parent Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Deadline: August 13, 2016

    Are you a working parent currently in college or other accredited post-secondary educational institution? Job-Applications.com is proud to announce our new initiative, a college scholarship awarded twice a year designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education. We’re here to assist you get the education you need to get the job you’ve always wanted.

    Requirements: 600 to 1000 word essay: Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school

  • Eligibility:
    • Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
    • Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
    • Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and
    • Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
    • Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
    • Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
    • Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.
    For more information, please visit the Job-Applications.com website.

    Walmart Foundation Associate Scholarship Program - Outside Scholarship

    The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates.

  • Walmart Associate Scholarship
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
    • Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the appropriate application due date.
    • Must have graduated high school/home school or obtained a GED before applying or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a college or university upon graduation.
    • If applying as a graduating high school senior, must wait to apply until you are within 6 months of starting your college courses.
    • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)
  • Deadline dates vary.
  • For more information, please visit the Walmart website.

    Segal AmericaCorps Education Award - Outside Award

    The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by participants who complete a term of national service in an approved AmeriCorps program--AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, or AmeriCorps State and National.

    Through AmeriCorps, upon successful completion of service individuals can earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, which can be used to pay for college or repay eligible student loans.

    The education award may be used to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including many technical schools and GI-Bill approved educational programs), as well as to repay qualified student loans. The dollar amount of a full-time award is tied to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education's Pell Grant, thus it can vary from year to year. Currently, AmeriCorps members may earn up to the value of two full-time education awards and have seven years from the date they earned each award to use it.

    For more information, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

    Michigan Education & Training Voucher Program - Outside scholarship

    • Were you in foster care after your 14th birthday because of abuse/neglect, or a juvenile justice youth who was placed in a DHS supervised foster care placement, or an undocumented refugee minor supervised by DHS?
    • Were you adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday?
  • and
    • Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Are you attending at least half time at an accredited college or vocational program?
    • Are you under the age of 21?
    • Are you a Michigan resident?

    If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be eligible for funding to help with your educational expenses! The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) can pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses, including purchase of a personal computer, student loans, and dependent care expenses

    Eligible Amounts: Full Time students will be eligible for up to $5,000 per fiscal year (part time students may qualify at a pro-rated amount).

    For more information, please visit the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan website.

    DoSomething.org - Outside Scholarships

    We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations for young people and social change in the world.

    Many different scholarships are offered to students 25 years old or younger and live in the US or Canada.

    For more information, please visit the DoSomething.org website.

    We have had a past winner!

    HotelsCheap.com - Outside Scholarship

    In addition to being a Cheap Lodging provider, HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That’s why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.

    HotelsCheap.org is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students. We at Hotelscheap understand that financing your education can be difficult; as a result we would like to lend a hand.

    To apply for the scholarship, he or she must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our Headquarters management team will be considered finalists.

      Question 1
    • What extra-curricular activities are you involved in? Describe how these activities contribute to your college education and how they make you a better person. (Response should be 300–500 words long.)
    • Question 2
    • What are your goals in life? Describe steps you will take to achieve your goals and ambitions. (Response should be 300–500 words long.)
    • Question 3
    • As an online travel company who specializes in selling discount hotels, we appreciate well written articles about travel and tourism. Write a 700 word travel-guide style article listing the Top 5 Things To Do in your favorite vacation destination.
    • Question 4
    • Do you have a special family circumstance affecting your need for financial assistance?
        Fall scholarship deadline = October 15
        Spring Scholarship deadline = April 15
    For more information, please visit the hotelscheap.com website.

    Chegg.com - Outside Scholarships

    What is Chegg? That is the question.

    Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, the company makes higher education more affordable, more accessible, and more successful for students. Over $1 billion in awards waiting for you to apply. Personalized matches available for all students in high school, college, grad school & beyond…

    To complete your on-line profile, please visit the Chegg.com website.

    **We have had students win scholarships from Chegg in the past!

    Fastweb.com - Outside Scholarships

    Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. We have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.

    We've been around for over 15 years and have earned a reputation as a leading scholarship search provider. We not only find scholarships but offer our members information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more.

    To create an on-line profile, please visit the Fastweb.com website.

    Scholarshipexperts.com - Outside Scholarships

    We believe in simplifying the scholarship search process and in helping students find scholarships to pay for college and grad school.

    We provide a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background.

    Get unlimited access to our scholarship database of 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.

    To create an on-line profile, please visit the scholarshipexperts.com website.

    1800wheelchair Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarships each year.

  • Participants must meet the following criteria:
    • Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
    • Enrolled at the undergraduate level or your final year of high school
    • Age sixteen (16) years or older
    • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
    • There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome
    For more information, please visit the 1800wheelchair.com website.

    Minted Design - Outside Scholarship

    We uncover design genius through ongoing design competitions. At Minted, all that matters is good design. Designers submit, and the Minted community votes to tell us what to sell.

    Minted connects the world's best artists with consumers who appreciate great design. Welcome to our community, where your career will be supported and your creative vision brought to life in physical products.

  • How It Works
    • express yourself
    • Our challenges are the place to let your creativity shine—you're free to push boundaries and create work that's uniquely you. Submit artwork and use Minted as a testing ground for new ideas.

    • critique and vote
    • Minted is an open, creative experience. You can request and receive valuable peer critiques. Anyone can comment and vote on the submissions, as well as watch events unfold.

    • your vision, brought to life
    • Winning designs are sold on Minted. Minted makes and ships all products. Artists receive a portion of every sale, and winners earn a Store where they can launch and sell designs using the Minted fulfillment platform.

    For more information, please visit the Minted website.

    Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation - Outside Scholarships

    The first Common Knowledge Scholarship was created in January 2000 for high school students in Norway, Michigan. Unlike traditional scholarship programs, the competition was designed to reward students who had well-rounded, practical knowledge, not just the strongest academic performers. The success of this first competition led to the creation of the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) in 2001.

    CKSF has since developed a wide variety of scholarships in which high school, college, graduate students, and even parents can participate. With new, exciting scholarship quizzes being announced each month, more and more students, parents, and scholarship coordinators began to recognize CKSF as a unique, fun, and legitimate scholarship provider.

    CKSF scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of the competition win. There are no essays or long applications to complete and a single CKSF registration is good from high school all the way through college and graduate school.

    • All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too)
    • Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies
    • Current and upcoming scholarship quizzes will appear in your account once you register
    • Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy
    • Results are always accessible from our homepage
    • Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win
    • Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500
    • CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S.
    For more information, please visit the CKSF website.

    Varsity Tutors - Outside Scholarship Competition

    Varsity Tutors offers a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage will be able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes will be reviewed by Varsity Tutors and one winner will be chosen who will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.

    • Open to individuals who are at least 16 years of age on or before their entry into the Promotion
    • Must be a legal resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia
    • The deadline is the 15th of each month.
    For more information, please visit the Varsity Tutors website.

    Geneseo Migrant Center - Outside Scholarships

    The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families on a regional, statewide, and national basis to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.

    There are multiple scholarships available. One of them is an art related scholarship.

  • Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Workers
  • Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines:

    • Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
    • Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc.
    • Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
    • Literary-poetry, short stories, etc.
    • Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.
  • Application Criteria:
    • Minimum 16 years of age
    • Applicant need not be enrolled in school
    • Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project.
    • A portfolio or samples of work are required, i.e. photos, tapes, video, etc.
    • A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED.
    For more information, please visit the Geneseo Migrant Center website.

    ScholarshipPoints.com - Outside Scholarships

    ScholarshipPoints is a point based reward program for students (we call them scholarship points) that awards over $100,000 in scholarships to high school and college students each year. It’s free, it’s fun and can help you pay tuition, what more do you need to know?

  • 1. Earn Points
  • Earn scholarship points for completing activities like: quizzes, reading blogs, playing games, surfing the web, taking opinion surveys and more. Stuff you're already doing online!

  • 2. Enter Drawings
  • Your earned scholarship points are chances to win. Each point you earn equals one entry into a monthly $1,000 or quarterly $10,000 scholarship drawing. The more points you earn, the more chances to win!
  • 3. Win Scholarships
  • All winners are randomly selected from the total points entered and announced on ScholarshipPoints.com a couple times each month. Your chances of winning increase with each activity you complete. The more activities you do, the more points you earn, and the more chances you will have to win a scholarship!
  • For more information, please visit the ScholarshipPoints website.

    We have had a past winner of one of these scholarships!

    1st Marine Divison Association - Outside Scholarship

    OBJECTIVE: To assist dependents of deceased or 100% permanently disabled veterans of service with the 1st Marine Division in furthering their education towards a bachelor's degree.

    POLICY: Grants of up to $1,750 per academic year are awarded to full time, undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college, university, or higher technical trade school, up to a maximum of four years. Neither graduate study requests nor applications at the high school or prep school level are accepted. Payments are made directly to the educational institution.

    ELIGIBILITY: Limited to dependents of honorably discharged veterans, now deceased from any cause or totally and permanently disabled, who served in a unit that was part of, attached to, or operating in support of, the 1st Marine Division. Beneficiaries who marry before completion of the course, or who fail to complete an academic year for reasons other than scholastic, must reapply before benefits may be resumed.

    INSTRUCTIONS: In order to verify the 1st Marine Division related period of service of the deceased or 100% and permanently disabled veteran sponsor, please complete the Standard Form 180 (or get more info first) and mail directly to the National Personnel Records Center, GSA (Military Personnel Records), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132. When a veteran sponsor's DD214 is locally available and indicates 1st Marine Division service, return a copy with this instruction sheet. That will expedite processing of this application.

  • In addition, the following information must be provided:
    • An official copy of the death certificate of the applicant's sponsor under the seal of an Office of Vital Statistics or:
    • An Affidavit from the Veteran's Administration attesting to the 100% and permanent disability of the applicant's sponsor. Failure to state both 100% and permanent will result on rejection of the application.
    • An official copy of the applicant's birth certificate under the seal of an Office of Vital Statistics.
    • The name, address and telephone number of the applicant's parent, guardian, or whoever stands in loco parentis.
    • The name of the college, university or higher technical trade school which the applicant attends or plans to attend and the anticipated graduation date.
    • The name of the high school in which the applicant is currently enrolled.
    • A statement indicating that the applicant will either live on campus or daily commute to school from a specified home address.
    • Recent photograph of the applicant.
    • The applicant's Social Security Number and telephone number.
    • A letter from the prospective scholar describing goals and aspirations.

    Upon receipt of the foregoing by this office, the applicant will be further advised.

    For more information, please visit the 1st Marines Division website. Please scroll to the bottom.

    Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - Outside Award

    The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to children of certain deceased or disabled veterans. Students may receive tuition assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200. Awards are for an academic year with the amount determined by the student’s enrollment status. Full-time students can receive up to a maximum of $2,800 per academic year.

  • Eligibility:
    • Must be older than 16 and less than 26 years of age.
    • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
    • Must have been Michigan residents for the 12 months prior to application.
    • Must be the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. Stepchildren of the veteran are not eligible.
    • The veteran must have been a legal resident of Michigan immediately before entering military service and must not have later resided outside of Michigan for more than two years; or the veteran must have established legal residency in Michigan after entering military service.
    • Must enroll at least half time at an approved Michigan community college, public university or independent, degree-granting college or university.
    • Not have been convicted of a felony involving an assault, physical injury or death.
    • For renewal, maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.25.
    • Must not be in default on Federal/State student loan.
  • The Veteran must:
    • Have been killed in action or died from another cause while serving in a war or war condition in which the United States of America was or is participating; or,
    • Have died or become totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected illness or injury as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; or,
    • Have been totally and permanently disabled as a result of a service-connected illness or injury prior to death and has now died; or,
    • Be listed as MIA (missing in action) in a foreign country as determined by the U.S. government.
    • For more information, please visit the State of Michigan website.

    Unigo - Outside Scholarships

    Do you always find yourself doodling on your notes? Do you find it easier to express your thoughts through paintings or drawings instead of words? If so, there could be money for college waiting for you!

    For those interested in a degree in art, there are several scholarship opportunities to help pay for college. Art majors encompass a wide range of different mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, design and even performing arts such as theatre, dance, and music. Whatever you have a passion for, start your search for college money with this directory of scholarships for art majors.

    Sign up for a free account and get instant access to scholarships that are tailored to you.

    For more information, please visit the Unigo website.

    LA Tutors Scholarship - Outside Scholarship

    At LA Tutors, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. Each one of you is creative in his or her own way: some of you blog; others curate documentary photography on Instagram that helps us understand the world better; and still others find imaginative ways to solve problems in their public and private lives. Creativity is the air each one of us breathes, but sometimes we get so concerned with grades that we forget that imagination is our natural problem solver.

    One way to showcase your creativity is to innovate either by solving a problem, by designing something that helps others solve problems, or by enhancing our relationship with whatever matters to us. Innovation brings together in unique ways our technical skills and our hopes for a better world.

    It also provides opportunities for gaining real-working experience in a chosen field, and gives students the chance to connect with adults outside their circle who might be able to help students get into their top choice college or get an internship. In the end, innovation makes people look at the bigger picture, which is the best preparation for college and for life.

    We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.

    • Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).
    • Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
    • Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)
    • Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.
    • The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.
    • All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.
    For more information, please visit the LA Tutors website.

    Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program - Outside Award

    Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation's veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program provides emergency financial grants to veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education who might otherwise be forced to drop out of college because of unforeseen financial emergencies. These grants will help veterans meet their household expenses and ensure they are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families.

  • Eligibility
    • Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
    • Be students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
    • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
    • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

    Emergency grants are available to eligible veterans who are enrolled in postsecondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out from school. Grants are available for a one-time distribution with a suggested maximum of up to $750, but not to exceed $1,000 each based on the cost of the emergency need.

  • Grants can be used for eligible expenses which include:
    • Housing/Rent
    • Utilities
    • Medical/Dental expenses
    • Personal automobile repair expenses
    • Public transportation/Bus pass
    • Childcare

    There is no application deadline, but grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted.

    For more information, please visit the Wells Fargo Scholarship America website.
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